- 31 Jan
- Dr. Sayed Imtiaz Ahmed
In 1989, the Department of Adult and Continuing Education of the SNDT Women’s University in Pune started conducting classes with the children of waste pickers. Closer interaction with this community provided the University, with a deeper understanding of the risks and challenges that the waste pickers were exposed to. Gradually, a large numbers of waste pickers came together and by 1993, with the support of SNDT women’s University, were registered as a Trade Union, named Kagad Kach Patra Kashtkari Panchayat (KKPKP). A continuous advocacy effort with the Municipality bore fruit in the year 1996 when the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation formally recognised the Union and endorsed its members, recognising their photo identity card. Download this case study to read more.
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