Business Standard 29-Apr-2017(https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/finding-a-solution-for-bengaluru-s-garbage-problem-117043000022_1.html)
Due to Hasiru Dala, waste pickers have found dignity in their work
Are we drowning in our own garbage? Spend some time talking to Nalini Shekar and her husband, Shekar Prabhakar of Hasiru Dala Innovations (it means green force in Kannada) and you will be convinced we are in real danger of it. And while the Shekars are talking mostly of Bengaluru, once known as the garden city, the question is a valid one for several Indian cities — as most of us will testify.
According to present estimates, 0.14 million tonnes of garbage is generated in India on a daily basis. Of this, 83 per cent is collected every day and only 23 per cent of what is ...