2016 has been quite a remarkable year and will be remembered as a benchmark period in the struggle of wastepickers for recognition. This year for the first time, updated solid and plastic waste management rules notified by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) prescribed integration of wastepickers and informal waste collectors in … Continue reading 2016 A Benchmark Year for Wastepickers
The recently released Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 are a matter of celebration. They acknowledge the contribution of wastepickers in keeping our cities clean. Prescriptions are made for the inclusion of waste pickers and informal waste workers (identified as informal waste collectors) in waste management services. There are few flaws in the given document, those … Continue reading Revised Solid Waste Management Rules Mandate Inclusion of Wastepickers!