Invisibility of labour

Yash Bhandari had a rather intriguing take on the presence of Pourakarmika workers on the facade of Dhanvantri-scape surrounding the mighty old Vidhan Soudha mural. Women aged from 17-60 years work as ‘Pourakarmikas’, which is roughly translated as garbage cleaner, on the streets of Bangalore. They are officially employed to collect garbage in baskets, segregate them into wet and dry, sweep the streets and manually load the collection into lorries. The beautification has a lot to do with the contribution of Pourakarmikas; sadly at disposal to public apathy, untimely payment, reduction in benefits or wages with absolutely no holidays.DSC_1818

Published by geechugalus

Collective of artists currently making murals at Dhanwantri road, Bengaluru.

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