Hand in Hand
Putheri Babu K.Y.
Putheri Babu K.Y., is the General Manager at the Solid Waste Management Division of Hand In Hand India. He has a decade of experience working with various international specialised organisations including UN Agencies such UNICEF and UNHCR. He actively works with Karunguzhi Town panchayat and Madhuranthagam Municipality to implement IIHS-FSM project deliverables. He also provides technical inputs to the team and helps conduct meetings with the working committee, SHGs, etc.
Hasiru Dala, which means Green Force, is a social impact organisation that works with waste pickers and other waste workers to ensure a life with dignity. IIHS partnered with Hasiru Dala to help sanitation workers in Coimbatore and Trichy to gain financial inclusion by identifying and applying for different government schemes available to all poor of the state.
Archana V is a project Manager at Hasiru Dala’s and works as an organiser for the waste pickers’ community. She coordinates with the TNUSSP-CWIS teams at Coimbatore and Trichy for social protection, health, and policy advocacy
Lakshmi R has worked in diverse fields for the non-profit sector before coming to the Hasiru Dala team. She works with the CWIS team in Trichy as a field coordinator to enumerate sanitation workers who come under the sanitation chain, including community toilet cleaners, waste pickers, sweepers, scrap dealers and Dry Waste Collection Center (DWCC) workers.
Nalini Shekar is a co- founder of Hasiru Dala. She supports the IIHS led TNUSSP & CWIS teams in guiding policy and advocacy and overall work on the ground. Her passion is to restore the dignity of workers in the unorganised waste sector and improve their access to predictable livelihoods and social security for their families.