Safai Karmachari Corporation Includes Wastepickers as Target Group, 2nd Major Achievement for the Year 2016

National Safai Karmachari Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) has decided to include wastepickers as target group for providing financing and self-development skills. This decision was taken on the direction of Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE). On 1st June, 2016, Ms. Anita Agnihotri, Secretary, MoSJE met the representatives of Alliance of Indian wastepickers, … Continue reading Safai Karmachari Corporation Includes Wastepickers as Target Group, 2nd Major Achievement for the Year 2016

Revised Solid Waste Management Rules Mandate Inclusion of Wastepickers!

The recently released Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 are a matter of celebration. They acknowledge the contribution of wastepickers in keeping our cities clean. Prescriptions are made for the inclusion of waste pickers and informal waste workers (identified as informal waste collectors) in waste management services. There are few flaws in the given document, those … Continue reading Revised Solid Waste Management Rules Mandate Inclusion of Wastepickers!