Press Esc to close
Tuesday 28 March 2017
News updated at 2:04 AM IST

Health cover and uniforms too

Last updated: 29 September, 2011
Bangalore, Sep 28, DHNS:

The Lok Adalat, in collaboration with a group of NGOs, aims to improve the living condition of ragpickers in the City.

The court, with the help of NGOs, plans to provide uniforms, identity cards and health cover to as many as 5,000 ragpickers in the City by March 2012.

However, over a period of time, the facilities will be extended to nearly 12,000 ragpickers, said noted environmentalist A N Yellappa Reddy.

He was speaking at a workshop on solid waste management organised by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), on Wednesday.

“The ragpickers are neither treated with respect, nor are recognised for their work. Moreover, their remuneration is low. Our initiative is thus an effort to accord respect to them and improve their working condition,” added Reddy.

Ragpickers will be trained in scientific segregation of waste and will also be connected to buyers, who can directly buy waste from them.

This will help them to earn anywhere between Rs 100 and 150 every day, said Reddy. There are about 70,000 rag pickers and 25,000 child ragpickers in Bangalore City alone.

Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare promised to rehabilitate child ragpickers and facilitate them in getting admitted to residential hostels.

“As a first step in this direction, as many as 1,000 children will be enrolled in residential hostels, as part of the initiative. A federation of non governmental organisations has been formed to prepare and submit a list of child rag pickers to the Department of Social Welfare,” he said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

A huge fish that was found in the sea near Vijaydurg in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra on Monday....

A huge fish that was found in the sea near Vijaydurg in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra on Monday....

Jaime Yarza (3rdL), Head of Tournament FIFA and Javier Ceppi (R),Tournament Director, LOCFIFA....

Jaime Yarza (3rdL), Head of Tournament FIFA and Javier Ceppi (R),Tournament Director, LOCFIFA....

Indian players during the tea break at the 3rd day of last test match against Australia at HPCA...

Indian players during the tea break at the 3rd day of last test match against Australia at HPCA...

Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations poses with the newly launched New Terrano...

Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations poses with the newly launched New Terrano...

An ASHA worker holding the newborn baby girl, who was found buried-alive in a manure heap...

An ASHA worker holding the newborn baby girl, who was found buried-alive in a manure heap...

Preparations underway for the “Namami Brahmaputra” festival in Guwahati on Monday....

Preparations underway for the “Namami Brahmaputra” festival in Guwahati on Monday....

Tourists enjoying photography at Badamwari (Almond Alcove) in Srinagar on Monday. The almond trees..

Tourists enjoying photography at Badamwari (Almond Alcove) in Srinagar on Monday. The almond trees..

Nepalese army soldiers demonstrate their horse riding skills during the Ghode Jatra festival...

Nepalese army soldiers demonstrate their horse riding skills during the Ghode Jatra festival...

A group of devotees arrive to participate in the annual Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer...

A group of devotees arrive to participate in the annual Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523