A picture A day – 4

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A Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Garbage Picker

The BBMP (Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike) employs conservancy workers in the Bangalore city of India.

Srinivas is one such, among the uncountable numbers who suffer through the same problems but are too uneducated to demand their rights. This man standing in a pile of dirty stinking garbage has to load the pile into the garbage moving truck everyday; but this feat is to be achieved without any safety gear. His rubber boots, hand gloves and safety clothes, worn out after a month’s usage but he is too uneducated and ignorant to demand for a new pair. If the safety gear can be damaged working in such conditions in a month, one can only imagine what it will do the human body coming in direct contact. While Srinivas at least got one pair of safety gear, some alleged they weren’t even given that.

For more on conservancy workers, Sudharak Olwe, an Indian photojournalist has photographed the lives of conservancy workers in Mumbai, India. Click Here to view Olwe’s work.




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