CHILD RAG PICKERS IN ANDHRA PRADESH (A Case Study In Vijayawada City)

Author Name : Dr. M. Trimurthi Rao
Volume : II, Issue :III,November - 2016
Published on : 2016-11-18 , By : IRJI Publication

Abstract :

Rag pickers are well coordinated in their method of working. Among themselves, they have a good understanding for operating by area. Each group takes specific items from the bins. It has been observed that more children and women are getting involved in the business of rag picking. This is a matter of concern as these children who should be spending their time in schools either studying or playing are instead putting themselves at risk by handling waste. While picking through waste, the rag pickers put themselves at a great risk and is always prone to disease as the waste that they rummages through can be infected. The present study is focused on the socio-economic, health and working conditions of the child rag pickers in Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.