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In memorandum to Mayor, SWaCH claims support of 110 corporators, over 33 lakh residents

February 23, 2021 9:05 pm

It stated that 110 elected representatives across parties have written to the Mayor and PMC Commissioner, expressing their unequivocal support for the continuation of the waste-pickers’ SWaCH Cooperative instead of the proposed introduction of private contractors.

Waste pickers’ cooperative SWaCH warns PMC against hiring private contractors

January 11, 2021 8:53 pm

Suchismita Pai said that the probable introduction of private contractors by the PMC under the guise of competition is a clear attempt to deprive waste pickers of their agency and is an attack on their atmanirbharta (self-reliance).

Pune lessons for Mumbai in efficient waste management

February 03, 2016 3:18 am

The cooperative collective comprising of waste pickers, mainly women works on a model of front end waste management by waste collectors directly.

SWaCH waste pickers keep Durga Utsav celebrations clean

October 24, 2015 12:16 am

For the past five years, SWaCH has been providing this service for Durga Puja celebrations organised at Congress Bhavan.

PMC to make 10 additional electoral panels container free

August 29, 2015 8:27 am

It has helped the civic administration to decentralise the garbage disposal system with segregated waste being sent to the bio-gas plants in different parts of the city.

Demarcate area for wastepickers, SWACH urges civic administration

August 19, 2015 2:05 am

At present, there are as many as 2,300 wastepickers affiliated to SWACH who collect waste from 4.08 lakh properties in the city.

Door-to-door waste collection PMC drafts proposal to extend agreement with wastepickers’ outfit

August 14, 2015 3:37 am

The SWACH is the first co-operative of wastepickers in the country, involved in door-to-door waste collection in civic areas.

Centre praise may prod corporators to extend SWACH

April 04, 2015 3:28 am

The SWACH initiative was started in 2007 after the waste-pickers in the city came together.

For SWACH, wait for new contract gets longer

July 05, 2014 2:17 am

Joint Municipal Commissioner Suresh Jagtap said the proposal was pending and it should come through soon.

SWaCH gains national fame on Aamir’s show, yet to find local support

March 17, 2014 8:20 am

It is struggling to sustain as PMC has failed to clear Rs 2.5-crore dues in past five years.