Panchkula’s Wastepickers Left Dumpsite and Now Do Composting

Kabir Arora Last year in July, I received a phone call from Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula. As much as I like to work with municipal officers, it is very rare for me to receive such phone calls. He informed me that they are preparing a delegation of wastepickers from their city. The … Continue reading Panchkula’s Wastepickers Left Dumpsite and Now Do Composting

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