India – December 2012
The 15,000 waste pickers of Bangalore, India, had an end of the year victory. Bruhat Bangaluru Mahanagara palike (BBMP), the local government, is going to provide social security benefits to the waste pickers. In order to integrate waste pickers into the changing waste management system in Bangalore city, BBMP in collaboration with Hasirudala, a local waste pickers’ cooperative, drafted a project proposal that was approved by the the central government. The project will give opportunity for integration of waste pickers and give the legitimacy required for the informal sector.
Deccan Herald article “Waste pickers to come under social security”