Presentation on theme: "KAGAD KACH PATRA KASHTAKARI PANCHAYAT, PUNE Occupational Health and Safety of Waste Pickers."— Presentation transcript:
KAGAD KACH PATRA KASHTAKARI PANCHAYAT, PUNE Occupational Health and Safety of Waste Pickers
WORK CONDITIONS OF FREE ROAMING WASTE-PICKERS Long work hours Long distances Accidents while climbing into garbage containers Harassment by police, pedestrians, municipal workers- prone to sexual harassment Dogs, pigs, cows and insects at containers- prone to bites, diseases Addictions- tobacco common among women Lack of any facilities- water, toilets
FORMATION OF SWaCH SWaCH Cooperative - demand to formalize the wastepickers role in the citys solid waste management, improve working conditions and reduce their vulnerability to privatization of waste related services
CHANGES IN WORK CONDITIONS Access to waste at source Lesser work hours, much better conditions, recognition of work Gear and Equipment-Pushcarts, Gloves, raincoats, masks
Reduced harassment- authorities Designated space to recover materials Protection from the sun and the rain Space to store water, eat lunch Higher income due to bulk sales
Health insurance and other interventions JAN AROGYA HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY Premium paid for by the PMC Now working towards inclusion into RSBY TETANUS IMMUNISATION- access to health care from the PMC
EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSBILITY Disposal bags for used Sanitary napkins made by waste-pickers of SWaCH. Need the same for diapers Parath Pathwa – Send it back drive as part of the CHUK DE-the right way campaign in Pune.