Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat
|The KKPKP is a union of women ragpickers whose work involves segregation of domestic garbage into various recyclable items and to see that they are appropriately recycled. This project involved posting members of KKPKP at various ghats along the main rivers of Puen during visarjan days. The women will collect the nirmalya bags and make sure all the contents of the bags are correctly seperated into biodegradable and non biodegradable substances.
Food items such as fruits and coconuts are taken home by the women or distributed to the poor. The bulk of the flowers collected will be composted by the PMC for their public gardens.
eCoexist sponsors a project which involves using flowers collected at the Yerawada and Bund Garden ghats to make natural colour. This project has been inspired by work we are already doing around the festival of Holi.