Bengaluru’s pourakarmikas are suffering from delayed wages and poor work conditions even through COVID. A group of college students are now distributing ration kits and sanitary pads to these workers by raising funds on social media.
Pourakarmikas are our first line of defence against COVID-19. But they don’t have the right equipment, facilities to maintain personal hygiene, or health check-ups to ensure they’re neither infected nor unwittingly spreading the disease.
Pourakarmikas demanded regularisation of all 18,000 workers, at a protest today. BBMP’s current regularisation process excludes genuine workers based on age, educational qualification, and the requirement for online applications, they pointed out.
With its new draft bye-laws on solid waste management (SWM), BBMP is aiming for 100% waste segregation and minimal use of landfills. The bye-laws mandate waste segregation into eight streams, steep penalties for offenders, and greater role for ward committees in SWM
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With no influential friends or social network and limited education, where do the children of our domestic workers, security personnel or other blue/grey-collared workers find jobs? How often are their expectations being met?