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

Talking Gender: Waste-pickers Children Open Discussions on Love, Marriage & Bullying

Gender Sensitization Workshop in Buguri Community Library Aruna Manjunath* Buguri (‘Spinning top’ in Kannada) is a community library for the children of the waste-pickers currently in 4 locations in Karnataka- Banashankari and Hebbal in Bangalore, Mysore and Tumkur. Buguri is a Hasiru Dala initiative, a waste-pickers organisation based out of Bangalore. Buguri runs with a … Continue reading Talking Gender: Waste-pickers Children Open Discussions on Love, Marriage & Bullying

Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Social Welfare Measures, Access to Housing and Dignity

Memorandum submitted to Mr. U.T. Khader, Minister of Urban Development & Housing, Karnataka; Mr. R. Sampath Raj, Mayor of Bengaluru; Ms. Sowmya Reddy, Member of Legislative Assembly, Karnataka, representing Jayanagara; Mr. Manjunath Prasad, Commissioner of Bengaluru. The memorandum was submitted on the occasion of Hasiru Habba, an annual gathering of waste-pickers in Karnataka, where more … Continue reading Waste-pickers Demand Inclusion in Social Welfare Measures, Access to Housing and Dignity

Support for Restoration of Burnt Dry Waste Collection Centre Operated by Wastepickers in Bengaluru

On the evening of 27th June 2017, a Dry Waste Collection Centre* (located in Ward number 161, near Gowdanapallya Kere) operated by erstwhile wastepicker Kumar Shankar caught fire. At the point, the centre was hosting approximately 1.5 to 2 tonnes of sorted waste material that was worth INR 30,000 and ready to be sold to … Continue reading Support for Restoration of Burnt Dry Waste Collection Centre Operated by Wastepickers in Bengaluru