Waste-picker & informal waste collectors of India seek safety measures from Indian government to safeguard against COVID 19

To Shri Narendra Modi Honourable Prime Minister of India New Delhi Subject: Safety of the waste-pickers and informal waste collectors during Covid 19 pandemic. Respected Sir We the members of the Alliance of Indian Wastepickers, welcome your address to the nation given on 19th March 2020, where you called sanitation workers defenders of the nation. … Continue reading Waste-picker & informal waste collectors of India seek safety measures from Indian government to safeguard against COVID 19

India’s cleanest city Indore evicting waste-pickers from work

Date: 07th December 2018 To Mr Vinod Kumar Jindal National Mission Director Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs New Delhi Copied to: Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Commissioner of Urban Administration … Continue reading India’s cleanest city Indore evicting waste-pickers from work

Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Karnataka’s Waste Management By-laws

The draft by-laws put out by Directorate of Municipal Administration Karnataka has omitted discussion on waste-pickers. Kabir Arora “We are the people in the city who have been doing this (waste management) for a long time. Don’t do the tender. Give the job to us. We have our own self-help group, if you give us … Continue reading Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Karnataka’s Waste Management By-laws

Indore Waste Management Model is Incomplete Without Participation of Waste-pickers

Letter by the Alliance of Indian Waste-pickers representatives to municipal authorities of Indore city to include waste-pickers in solid waste management of Indore city. 2nd August 2018 To Mr. Ashish Singh, IAS The Commissioner Indore Municipal Corporation Indore, Madhya Pradesh Copied to: Union Minister of State for  Housing and Urban Affairs, Secretary, Housing and Urban … Continue reading Indore Waste Management Model is Incomplete Without Participation of Waste-pickers