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#TwoBinsLifeWins campaign gives voice to India’s conservancy workers

To encourage Indian citizens to adopt improved waste management practices, Tata Trusts, through its Mission Garima programme, has launched a campaign called #TwoBinsLifeWins.

The campaign, devised by FCB Ulka, urges citizens to segregate waste at the source. Bringing to light the story of a child whose father has to segregate waste in sewers because citizens wouldn’t, it is a part of an on-going initiative of Mission Garima to promote safe, healthy and humane working conditions for conservancy workers in Mumbai.

Under Mission Garima, the Trusts have identified and procured technologies to make the process for waste management more mechanical, and reduce human intervention. Recently, they provided improved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to more than 150 conservancy workers in Mumbai, in collaboration with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).

#TwoBinsLifeWins also includes the distribution of more sets of PPE at a first-of-its-kind model chowki at L-ward, Kurla, jointly inaugurated by Tata Trusts and MCGM. Chowkis are facilities where cleanliness workers assemble to begin their day, and come back to change and rest. The model chowki in Kurla comprises office space, separate rooms for men and women staff with improved water and sanitation services, storage, and a functional open space. It will be equipped with amenities like a water purification system, microwave oven, a gym, among other recreational activities.

Divyang Waghela, Head of Tata Trusts Tata Water Mission, said: “Conservancy workers are the backbone of large metropolitan cities like Mumbai. They help in keeping our city clean, and in order. It is imperative that efforts are made to ensure their safety, and to protect their dignity.”

FCB Ulka National Creative Director, Keegan Pinto, added: “Inspired by true feelings, testimonials and insights, this film is very special to us. But, it is not more important than the cause.

“Nothing is more heinous, ridiculous, tragic, disgusting and a greater product of our trademark Indian collective convenience and ignorance than a man having to go down in the drain, and then dying too early leaving his children orphaned.

“We really wish the film makes a difference and we hope people start segregating their waste at home with the small act of two bins and abolish this practice altogether.”


Client: Tata Trust

Agency: FCB Ulka

Account Management Team: Kulvinder Ahluwalia, Ramiya Nambiar, Neha Gujrani, Shaoli Ghosh, Mrittika Gupta, Rohit Nair, Mayuresh Bassi

Planning Team: Saad Khan, Aashita Jain, Radhika Burman

Creative Team: Keegan Pinto, Donavan D’souza, Rajdatta Ranade, Giamaria Fernandes, Adamya Mod, Sanjana Dora, Shambhabi Raha, Wiless D’mello, Niraj Patil, Aabhaas Worah, Siddharth Ubale

Agency Producers: Alpa Jobalia, Stanley Christen

Production House: Basta Film

Director: Divyansh Ganjoo

Dop: Keyur Dekate

Producer: Mahima Sharma

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