Creating dignity and wealth out of waste
Speaker: Nalini Shekar
Date and Time: November 21, 2015 / 03.30 PM – 05.30 PM
Venue: Conference Hall, Centre for World Solidarity (CWS),
Street No.1, Tarnaka, Secunderabad – 500 017
She co-founded Hasiru Dala (meaning ‘Green Force’ in Kannada) by organizing waste pickers in the streets of Bengaluru into a cohesive group of waste-management professionals.
Hasiru Dala is a member-based organisation of waste pickers seeking to improve conditions of work and ensuring continued access to recyclables in the city of Bengaluru. Hasiru Dala works towards accessing the benefits of various government programs to which the members are entitled, enhancing educational opportunities for their children and advancing the quality of their lives. The membership is extended to waste-pickers, sorters and itinerant waste buyers; a majority of whom are women.