International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Proposals or Synopsis | Public Policy | India | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023


Strategies to Improve Socio-Economic and Health Conditions of Rag Pickers in Developing Nations

Shaurya Agarwal


Abstract: This paper focuses on the prevailing condition of waste pickers across various developing countries. It explores the key issues and challenges they face in their occupation and the causes of these challenges. The paper also studies the approach of various countries in their treatment of waste pickers and their approach toward their integration into the formal waste collection and management system. Certain policies are already in place for the formalization and recognition of workers; this paper studies a few of these using case studies of nations such as Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, and India. Alternative solutions to these policies have been discussed with the aim of strengthening the current framework. Policy recommendations for the protection and upliftment of waste pickers have also been proposed.


Keywords: Informal, Policy, Ragpickers, Socio-economic Welfare, Waste Management


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,


Pages: 2061 - 2065


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