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The case study highlights the scheme Kagad Kach Patra Kashtkari Panchayat (Waste Pickers. Union) health insurance scheme which proved to be a step in the right direction to a social security measure by the State for the workers of the unorganized sector in the country who are exposed to health risks due to their occupation. The study was documented by Centre for Insurance and Risk Management on behalf of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as an example of a 'best practice' in the sector for micro health insurance in India . The study involved informal meetings, formal interviews and other form of interactions with all the stakeholders involved with the insurance programme. The case study tries to bring out the uniqueness of the scheme, the rationale behind its genesis, the practical constraints faced by each stakeholder and also the needs of the beneficiaries. The case study has also tried to capture the overarching vision of the trade union of the waste pickers in making their views heard to the Government and civic authorities in their constant endeavour to lead their lives in dignity and self respect.