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Waste-pickers in Bangalore with their “green brigade” jackets. Photo credit: Lakshmanan Selvaprakash.
Bangalore-based Hasiru Dala Innovations has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from impact investment firm Ennovent. Hasiru Dala innovations are aimed at eco-friendly urban waste management.
Hasiru Dala, which means “green brigade” in local language Kannada, initially came to the fore with its initiatives to integrate Bangalore’s legions of waste-pickers into the formal system in partnership with government authorities. Waste-pickers got identity cards that legitimized their work and gave them access to healthcare and scholarships for their children.