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'There is definitely a shift in the way people see me'

Indira explains how attitudes are beginning to shift toward the waste pickers of Bengaluru on the 鶹ƵAV's People Fixing the World podcast

In the Indian city of Bengaluru, waste-pickers recycle over 383 million kilos of solid waste a year, saving it from landfill – but they are not seen as heroes.

The 鶹ƵAV World Service's People Fixing The World podcast explores our 'Invaluables' project, in which we are working to end the stigma against waste-pickers by reframing their role and addressing the stigma and distrust of this community.

Listen to the clip, in which we hear from Indira, who talks about her experience as a waste-picker, and 鶹ƵAV Media Action's global creative advisor Radharani Mitra.

"In the past people used to look at us and move away from us," Indira told the podcast. "Now the situation has changed. Today I’m invited to places and offered a seat, or some water or tea. There is definitely a shift in the way people see me, which makes me happy."

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