GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Parisar Sakhi Vikas Sanstha (PSVS)

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Website: streemuktisanghatana.org

Primary information

Year formed
2009
Registered in
2009
Formally registered
On
Language
Hindi, Marathi
Number of groups
42
Number of members
500
Type of members
Members are waste picker organizations, Members are waste pickers
Occupation of members
Solid waste managers, Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Federation, Federation of cooperatives, Self-help group, Women´s group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Collection from companies, Door to door, Dumpsite, Fixed, Home-based, Open, Slums, Street
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
President-Secretary-Treasurer-Manager-Community members
Education and training
Cooperativism & solidarity economy, Hygiene education, Leadership training, Learning exchange, Literacy & school, Rights & duties, Risks & health, Waste management
Partnering organizations
Stree Mukti Sanghatana (SMS)/ Parisar Baghini Vikas Sangha (PBVS)/ The Alliance of Indian Waste-pickers.
Affiliations
Aiw
Funding
Donor, Donor funded, Local population pay fee, Membership fees, Ngo funds, Partners, Self funded
Internal elections
Every 3 years
Women composition
100,0% All members are women

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Benefits

Member benefits
Child assistance programmes, Clean & healthy environment, Education programmes, Health care & insurance, Id cards, Job creation & source of income, Legal assistance, Occupational health & safety, Savings or credit scheme, Training & advocacy
Number of credit / saving members?
500
Safety & Technology
Dust coats, First aid kits, Gloves, Masks, Safety boots

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Bottles, Cans, Clothing, Electronic waste, Glass, Household items, Metals, Organics, Paper and cardboard, Plastic, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Cleaning, Collecting materials, Collecting waste, Collection of recyclables, Collection of waste, Community sale of materials, Community storage of materials, Composting, Organizing collective events, Recycling, Selling materials, Sensitization of locals, Sorting waste, Training and capacity building, Transportation, Waste collection, Waste management, Waste sorting
Sorting Spaces
Sorting center
Treatmet of organic materials
Biogas, Composting
Challenges to access waste
Availability of waste, Contamination from waste, Exploitation, Foul smell & contamination from waste, Harassment from authorities, Lack of education & training, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Lack of tools, Negative attitude towards waste, Price fluctuations of waste, Privatization, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
The PSVS coordinator provided this information to the Alliance of Indian Wastepickers secretariat.

Comments / Narrative

The federation of wastepickers groups providing waste management services in Navi Mumbai.


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