Despite the government schemes to rehabilitate manual scavengers, the scavenging still continues. The caste stigma attached to it has become inseparable—jobs of sanitary workers are reserved to SC/STs, even in this modern era of computers and the internet!
BBMP, BDA, BESCOM, BWSSB, and other organisations should stop the practice of accepting deposits and payments from developers on behalf of home owners. Instead, they should set up a system by which the home owners
Little data is available on what ails Bengalureans. But the available data on cancer, shows increased lung cancer due to air pollution. Nobody knows what other factors are affecting the health of Bengalureans.
The BDA and Environmental Clearance Committees sanctioned this project on the wetlands between Kasavanahalli and Kaikondrahalli lakes. Expert studies say it will affect the lakes. With residents opposing, case is on in the National Green Tribunal.
What is life like for a garment worker? Are there any alternatives to sanitary napkins? Is there someone looking out for our disappearing lakes? All this and more. Also, check out our new summer workshop in journalism for young citizens.
Bengaluru saw a sudden eruption of protest by garment workers on Monday and Tuesday opposing the Central government’s new PF policy. One woman garment worker’s story gives us a glimpse into their lives.