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Written by Ujwala Samarth


Country India

July 15, 2014

The Occupational Health of Waste Pickers in Pune
Written by Ujwala Samarth. 03/01/2014


This report, The Occupation Health of Waste Pickers in Pune- KKPKP and SWaCH Members Push for Health Rights from the union of waste pickers, KKPKP, in Pune, India details the interventions of the union to improve the health of their members, including the setting up of a municipally funded health insurance scheme, health advocacy and the use of trust hospitals. The report also includes an analysis of KKPKP’s data on health and injury amongst waste pickers working for the Solid Waste Handling Cooperative (SWaCH) which is attached to the union and which provides municipal solid waste services in two municipalities.