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May , 2017
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Ragpickers are critical to clean India's 62 mn tonnes waste: It's time to recognise their efforts

Source: Firstpost, Date: May , 2017

Source: Firstpost, New Delhi, May, 2017 :-  A lot of garbage clearing thus is the done informally, by ragpickers who work without any job security, salary or dignity. Not just that, they are regularly exposed to cuts, infection, respiratory diseases and tuberculosis apart from poverty, humiliation, harassment, and sexual abuse on the streets, as India Spend investigations found. “This informal sector has saved the country. They are doing a good job and I have decided to recognise their efforts. We will grant (a) national award,” former environment minister Prakash Javadekar had declared in 2015 at an event on waste management in New Delhi.

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