ragpickers News

Surat: Childless ragpicker ‘finds’ 10-day-old infant in trash

“Everybody suspected that we had stolen the infant. But when I showed the brown colour bag and also the spot from where I had found the child, the police realised that the incident was true and I did not steal the boy," the ragpicker said.

No disposal mechanism for sanitary pads, ragpickers face threat of infection

Like him, thousands of ragpickers face the threat of allergy, skin rashes, tuberculosis and several other infections, after coming in contact with used sanitary napkins and diapers.


Door-to-door waste collection takes a hit, PMC forced to look for alternatives

SWACH-appointed coordinators for the drive go on strike against non-payment of salaries.

Minor among 4 thrashed inside police station

The police later said that the identity of the rag-pickers was verified and they were set free after it was learnt that they had only been mistaken to be thieves.

Police plan PCR vans for transporting unidentified bodies

Dignity in death: Currently,police hire a private vehicle or a government hearse to transport unidentified bodies

‘First we will make Katraj clean,beautiful and duplicate that experiment elsewhere’

We at Janwani are working on a very nice project at Katraj. Katraj is the biggest ward of the municipal corporation.


3 held for robbing houses posing as ragpickers

To avoid suspicion,they would wear rags and sleep on wooden benches at a park in front of Jama Masjid.

Ragpickers seek out Jairam against ‘tender injustice’

Say the practice of civic bodies floating tenders for waste collection means loss of bread and butter for them

Waste prices dip,ragpickers in debt trap

Falling prices of waste coupled with runaway inflation for the past two years has driven the 40,000-odd ragpickers in the city literally to the brink,with many caught in debt trap to keep the stove burning.

Ragpickers seek recognition

To ensure a sustainable livelihood for waste pickers,the Alliance of Indian Wastepickers has sought recognition for this unorganised labour sector.