National Green Assembly on Waste Legislation and Wastepickers

National Green Assembly on Waste Legislation and Wastepickers

New MSW draft rules continue to exclude Waste Pickers
Time: 10 AM To 1.30 PM
Day: Wednesday
Date: 23 October 2013 
Venue: Constitution Club, New Delhi.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, has recently come out with the Draft Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2013 (MSW Rules). These rules would supersede the earlier MSW Rules, 2000 and have huge implications for the way waste is managed in cities across India.


It is important to draw the attention that these rules completely lack to focus on the lives and livelihoods of millions of workers, both formal and informal, who have been involved in waste management. As per the claim, it is also have lack of potential to address the problem of pollution control.


All India Kabadi Mazdoor Mahasangh (AIKMM), CIS&LS,JNU, PRIA, FIUPW, NALR, LRC,, CEC, BVD, CWE, Janpahal, AIPLR, ULRF, Environics Trust, SAFP, LEDS, AMSS has decided to host a dialogue of various stakeholders to thresh out the issues so that the new Rules may lay the foundation for much more sustainable, inclusive, and holistic waste management rather than the present inefficient draft.
We therefore request you to participate in the dialogue and enrich it with your expert views on the matter.

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Author: Intercultural Resources

Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email:

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