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The Pile | Chintan

The Story

Since 1999, Chintan has worked on behalf of the wastepickers of India, who are the poorest of the poor. They advocate for these green workers to provide security, dignity and education, as they recycle tons of waste from urban landfills. India, along with most of the developing world, is undergoing an extraordinary transformation, driven by both globalization and urbanization. Despite its role as a key player in world affairs, India is home to 300 million people who live on less than a dollar a day. capacity building for green jobs for the informal sector, inclusion of the urban poor in policy making, research and advocacy on issues of environmental justice and environmental governance, helping children working in recycling to phase out and go to school and education and awareness-raising with diverse groups.