Scholarships delayed, protest at social welfare department

The pre-matric scholarship for children of those engaged in unclean occupation is a scheme that entitles children of sweepers, tanners, flayers and waste pickers to an annual scholarship of Rs 1,850.

KKPKP protest enters Day 2 as delegation meets PCMC officials

Another member Anita Dahake said,“The contractors are intimidating the workers and preventing them from joining the dharna.”


city anchor: Waste pickers help their children pick up threads of life

Despite having to spend about Rs 15,000 per tablet for her son’s thalassemia treatment,Rukmini Sasane,who has been a waste picker for over a decade now,decided that she has no right to deprive her two daughters of a formal education.

Children eking out a living from waste get help

In a move likely to provide opportunities of education to numerous child-labourers,a city-based organisation Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat...

‘Political parties not serious about deteriorating environment’

Disgruntled with political parties and their candidates for their lack of seriousness over deteriorating environment...