Sunday, June 22, 2008

Child Rag Pickers

I called "The Hindu" office today to know more about this article. Unfortunately, I could not get the reporter who covered this article. However, I could speak to Ms.Vidya Venkat, who herself covered an article on rag pickers very recently.

You can read her article at

We had a lengthy discussion on rag picking and most of them, it seems, are living nearby Tidel park area. She told me in detail about their issues and the challenges we would face if we are to help them. In fact, it seems after this article government conducted a raid and put all these children at some home, but most of them are back to garbage yard again.

Will work with her and try our best to do something for these children. Will keep you all posted.


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