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Waste Picker News 14 July 2013

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Waste pickers, India

(English) INDIA. “Ragpickers prefer to be in deep waters.” The Hindu (13 July 2013) by Smriti Kak Ramachandran. Hounded by miscreants, ragpickers at New Delhi’s Yamuna pushta feel safer in their flooded shanties than government shelters. PHILIPPINES. “World Bank satisfied with welfare projects.” Business Word (9 July 2013). The project seeks to improve the livelihood… Read more »

Waste Picker News 7 July 2013

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Waste pickers

(English) INDIA. “6,000 children of waste pickers in city get scholarship.” DNA India (7 July 2013). Stir by KKPKP results in benefits for lakhs of kids across India.The KKPKP representatives pointed out that even though education is free, the scholarship would provide a relief for the parents for other expenses like transport, uniform, notebooks, raincoats,… Read more »

Waste Picker News 30 June 2013

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Waste pickers

(English) INDIA. “ITC to use rag-pickers to clean-up Bangalore.” Vancouver Desi (29 June 2013). FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) major ITC Ltd Saturday extended its ‘wealth out of waste’ programme to Bangalore by roping in rag-pickers and civic workers to make the city greener by cleaning up its garbage. INDIA. “Union scholarship to help 6000… Read more »

Waste Picker News June 23 2013

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Waste pickers

(English) INDIA. “Waste-pickers have online presence.” Times of India (23 June 2013). Delhi’s waste-pickers have a new address. They can now be found on the internet where their recently launched website exhorts Delhiites to segregate waste, recycle and for those keen on giving time to their cause, to teach their children. INDIA. “Urban health mission… Read more »

Gender & Waste Project, Empowering Women Waste Pickers in Latin America & Brazil: Update

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The research-action project, Gender & Waste—a partnership between WIEGO, NEPEM-UFMG, and RedLacre—is now into its second phase: Open discussions on gender issues faced by waste pickers and the development of strategic plans that address those issues. Phase two will continue through 2013 and includes exploratory regional workshops, the first of which was held on May… Read more »