Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2000
Kachara Vahatuk Shramik Sangh
This description of Milind Ranade's work was prepared when Milind Ranade was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Milind Ranade, who quit his job at a textile mill to work in the slums of Bombay, founded an alternative labor union that counters discrimination against "untouchables" scavenging in municipal garbage dumps and raises their social status towards full and equal citizens.
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