Rickshaws for Ragpickers

RAGPICKING to pulling rickshaws or vegetable vending may not seem like a big jump. But it’s a quantum leap in terms of dignity of work and daily earnings. Help TSHED fund new livelihoods for 10 families.

While Kolkata’s civic authorities depended on its ragpickers to sort out recyclable waste – from which 1,600 of them earned Rs 300 a day – TSHED focused on improving their working conditions.

But now that garbage compactors have replaced the city’s open vats and incomes have dropped to just Rs 50 a day, TSHED are trying to find alternative means of livelihood for ragpickers and their families.

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