This refers to the editorial and children collecting recyclables from garbage dumps in Indian cities are doing a great social service, albeit for eking out a living. As the editorial rightly notes, they do need official support. In my opinion, they should be given formal training in segregating and handling scrap. They should be provided with uniforms, gloves and shoes, and also given identity cards to remove the stigma attached to their job. The amenities will help them lead a hygienic and respectful life.
L R SHARMA
The solution to the problem of garbage lies in its very source. While it is good to work towards waste management, a better option would be to stop or reduce waste generation. simplest of campaigns, such as avoiding plastic bags, have failed all over the world.
RAJ SINGH RATHEE