Nalini Shekar

A co founder of Hasiru Dala a newly formed wastepickers organization in Bangalore that has reached to about 7000 wastepickers in the city and also co-founded Kagad, Kach Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP), union of wastepickers in Pune in 1997 Her passion is to work with the unorganized sector of labour who constitute 90% of Indian labour. She has also worked extensively on the issue of violence against women. Her main focus now is on inclusion of wastepickers in the Solid Waste Management process of Urban Local Body. In Bangalore city Hasiru Dala is working on integrating wastepickers in providing services to bulk generators and managing Dry Waste Collection Centers.