Off the streets with no relief, pandemic shatters street vendors

As the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic hits India, street vendors, an already devastated part of the Indian society, fear losing their livelihood completely. Bangalore: Rangana, a fruit and vegetable vendor, has been vending on HSR Layout 18th cross for five years. When COVID-19 hit, and the lockdown was announced across the city, Rangana, amongst […]

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WFH Makes E-waste Recyclers Suffer

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent work-from-homes have pushed the electronic waste industry into limbo. Bengaluru: Salim Pasha, one of the directors at the Eco E-waste Recyclers, ran his business successfully for the past 11 years from Nayandahalli, Bengaluru,  with relative calm until the pandemic hit. From trading in 10-15 tonnes of e-waste every  month, […]

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