What sort of things did Jaya and children like her collect and what did they do with those things?
Jaya and children like her collected paper, plastic, glass, and other such things. They sold these items to Jam Bazaar Jaggu, who further sold it to a factory.
What one throws away as waste may be valuable to others. Do you find this sentence meaningful in the context of this story? How?
Do you think Jaya is a brave and sensitive child with a sense of humour? Find instances of her courage, kind nature and humour in the text.
Is Velu a smart boy? Which instances in the text show that he is or isn’t?
Is Velu happy or unhappy to find work? Give a reason for your answer.
(i) What material are the ‘strange’ huts made out of?
(ii) Why does Velu find them strange?