Status of Waste-pickers in 2nd Cleanest City in India- Bhopal

Kabir Arora ‘Last year a public toilet was set up. It did not have any water connection. The tanker was supplying water. Now they have created a park around the toilet. The toilet lacks water connection and because of that they shut it down. When it was open, it was never clean,’ said Ramaaji*, a … Continue reading Status of Waste-pickers in 2nd Cleanest City in India- Bhopal

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