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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 04, 2015 3:28 am
The SWACH initiative was started in 2007 after the waste-pickers in the city came together.
July 05, 2014 2:17 am
Joint Municipal Commissioner Suresh Jagtap said the proposal was pending and it should come through soon.
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.