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Indore: Include ragpickers in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to protect their rights

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Indore: Discussing practical ideas that would help ‘Clean India Mission’, more than 25 NGOs from different cities of India came together for a two-day national level advocacy workshop on integration of waste pickers in Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and Solid Waste Management at Hotel Surya on Sunday.

Talking about various issues that inhibit cleanliness and cause hurdles in waste management, people from various streams of work shared their ideas.

Holding a seminar on ‘Future steps to fight for rights of rag pickers’, programme organiser from Janvikas Society Subodh Karnik said, “The way to solve the problem is inclusion of waste pickers in the mission. Why should they lose their livelihood!” Further, he discussed various ways in which, the government can modify the current Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan for including people.