When I have come into this field… when I am doing this work, when I have experienced this, when I am being interviewed, I want to openly state that the workers’ monthly salary needs to be increased. Everyone knows that it’s very difficult to make a living in this salary. If I have to, I can make a living out of 100 rupees. Survival… in the name of survival, I can stay hungry for a day, too. But they say that life will improve because of 4914 [salary increment entitlements in the 4th, 9th and 14th years of service]… they’re running a scheme… so this is like toying with us (khilwaad). Why are you playing a game with 4914? They’re saying that our future will be good, not ours, but our children’s. First, shouldn’t our own future be good, the kids’ future will be good as it is? The kids’ future is their fate/destiny, their hard work, their whatever. When we educate them in good schools, when we can provide them a good education, when we can take good care of them. When we are ourselves struggling for 2 rupees, then how will we give a 1 rupee chocolate to our kids? When I have 10 rupees, only then can I get my child a 1 rupee chocolate, right? If I save more, I’ll get something for the home for 1 rupee, like that, in this way, I’ll at least save 2 rupees in a month. I’m just giving you an example. In this manner, I’m just sharing what’s in my heart, with you.
There are various kinds of problems. Problems like, they say weather, right, weather… we need to suffer from that. So its raining continuously (nirantar), so, at that time, I felt like I was fighting a battle. Truly, I’m fighting a war, a battle, because the vehicle has a timing, I need to finish my work by then, by whatever means. I’m coming to work at 6 AM. I’m aware that today there will be more work, because with garbage, there is no limit (seema) to it. Yes, there is no limit to garbage. Today itself, the house from which you get one packet, tomorrow you’ll get two full dustbins. The same is the case with offices. Offices – it’s not empty on any given day.