We caught up with Radhika Dhingra to talk about how people in the city of Pune are tackling the issue of waste management.
0:00 – Intro
0:20 – Could you go over some of the waste management issues that India is facing as a whole?
2:05 – What got you into managing municipal solid waste?
3:01 – Do you see any solutions for waste management from within the indian political system?
4:09 – How can picking out trash present opportunities for the socially excluded?
5:10 – Could you tell us about the waste pickers that you have been interviewing?
6:41 – What is Swatch?
7:21 – Advice for people living in Pune
Radhika Dhingra – I’m pursuing my masters in environmental science from Germany. I’m keen on working in a developing country and creating an impact there. And thus, as soon as I got the opportunity, I decided to be back in India and work on my thesis here.
I’m very much interested in Politics and so I’m just trying to figure out my ways to be a part of the political system and represent people and their problems. 🙂