Demands Regarding Provision For Social Security Programmes in the Forthcoming Budget

Right to Social Security for unorganized/informal workers, including that of wastepickers and other waste workers. The campaign acknowledges that the NDA government has recognised the need to provide a comprehensive social security cover to all unorganised workers and has initiated a number of schemes. However, we would like to reiterate that social security is a … Continue reading Demands Regarding Provision For Social Security Programmes in the Forthcoming Budget

Reading Through the History of Waste Management and Inclusion of Wastepickers in Bengaluru

Notes from Nayandahalli  Anselm Rosario is a known name. Story of waste management, wastepickers’ welfare is incomplete without him. His biographical sketch is an important chapter in the history of informal labor mobilization. He started working on waste and wastepickers at a time when the cities of developing countries were opening their eyes to modernity. … Continue reading Reading Through the History of Waste Management and Inclusion of Wastepickers in Bengaluru

117 Children of Wastepickers Receive Scholarships Issued by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

117 children of wastepickers in Bangalore receive scholarships worth INR 216,450.  The scholarship programme is initiated by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment at the Union Government level and is extended to all pre-matriculation students- children of parents engaged in ‘unclean occupation’. When the scholarship programme was rolled out, government didn’t include wastepicking as an … Continue reading 117 Children of Wastepickers Receive Scholarships Issued by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment