User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Waste Picker
Last updated: Jun 24 2019 20:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Watch: This hungry polar bear is 1,500 km from its Arctic home, looking for food in city dustbins 24.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
For four days the exhausted polar bear wandered through Norilsk crossing roads, sleeping on grassy patches, looking for food.
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Skill Development Programmes for Socially and Economically Backward Categories 21.6.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship implements the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (2016 - 2020) to encourage and promote skill development for the youth throughout the country.
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801 Workers Died Cleaning Sewers Since 1993: Central Panel Chief 13.6.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
As many as 801 sanitation workers have died while cleaning sewers in the country since 1993, said Manhar Valjibhai Zala, chairperson, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK), Thursday.
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Inside Dehradun’s Bindal slum, where the city’s waste pickers live 11.6.2019 Citizen Matters
Despite the crucial role they play in the city, efforts to improve the living conditions of Dehradun's waste pickers -- mostly migrants -- have been minimal and they continue to live in unsafe conditions, with little or no assistance from the Municipal Corporation.
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Boy, 12, Dies After He Gets Locked Inside A Car Trying To Avoid Heat 5.6.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
A 12-year-old ragpicker, who was trying to protect himself from heat by taking shelter in a parked car, suffocated to death apparently after the doors of the vehicle got locked automatically, police...
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Delhi: Garbage mountain at Ghazipur landfill will be taller than Taj Mahal by 2020, says report 4.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
An unidentified Delhi municipal official told news agency AFP that 2,000 tonnes of garbage are dumped at the landfill every day.
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How to turn waste to wealth: Let’s Recycle 27.5.2019 BusinessLine - Specials
Nepra builds a supply chain that connects waste generators/collectors to recyclers
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How Bengaluru’s crumbling Dry Waste Collection Centres can be overhauled 20.5.2019 Citizen Matters
Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs) perform the critical function of collecting, sorting and disposing of dry waste in the city. But the majority of these centres are dilapidated, with few facilities and difficult work conditions. A recent study suggests ways to change this.
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Eco India: Scraps from Delhi’s flower market have transformed these women waste-pickers into artists 19.5.2019 Scroll.in
How an alternate livelihood project changed the lives of waste-pickers sandwiched between Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill and the city’s largest flower market.
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Climate change could bring the bubonic plague back to Los Angeles 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The steamship caused the last global outbreak of bubonic plague. Climate change could cause the next one.

Longer, hotter weather patterns are extending the breeding season of rats and rodents, leading to a steep increase in their numbers in places like Los Angeles, New York and Houston. Over the...

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“People want an educated leader who listens to their grievances”: Raghav Chadha, AAP candidate 9.5.2019 Citizen Matters
On May 7th, Aam Aadmi Party’s South Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Raghav Chadha unveiled the manifesto for his constituency. Over a quick chat on one of his campaign trails, he shared more details about what his party aims to achieve.
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In a slum near Mumbai’s Deonar dumping ground, life is a constant health battle 25.4.2019 Scroll.in
The sewers in the area are overflowing and the air pungent, and yet, there seems to be no political will to make a difference.
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People in this Mumbai slum barely make it to 40; here’s why 24.4.2019 Citizen Matters
For decades, waste has been Mumbai's teeming, unsolvable problem. Slums around the city's dumping ground are now Asia's largest, exposing ragpickers and the general population to serious health risks. All plans and commitments to waste management, meanwhile, appear figurative.
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One man fights against plastic in the state through recycling 18.4.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
One man fights against plastic in the state through recycling
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Venezuelan scavengers vie with vultures for Brazilian trash 16.4.2019 Reuters: World News
Surrounded by vultures perched on trees awaiting their turn, Venezuelan migrants scrape out a living scavenging for metal, plastic, cardboard and food in a Brazilian border town's rubbish dump.
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Here’s what citizens are demanding for inclusive and just urban development 16.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Members of civil society organizations, urban poor and worker collectives place their demands that reimagine cities and envision more inclusive and sustainable urban development, so that there is a place for all in these cities.
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Workers Doing India's Dirtiest Job Say PM Modi Has Failed Them 7.4.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Five sanitation workers, all from the lowest rung of India's caste system, were chosen in late February to meet a very important guest: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Workers doing India's dirtiest job say Modi has failed them 7.4.2019 Reuters: Top News
Five sanitation workers, all from the lowest rung of India's caste system, were chosen in late February to meet a very important guest: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Gurgaon Student Wanted To Buy High-End Car, So He Faked His Kidnapping 3.4.2019 NDTV News - Cities
The Gurgaon police has arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly faking his own kidnapping to get Rs 3 crore from his family members in order to buy a high-end car, it said on Tuesday.
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91 children rescued in two months 30.3.2019 Hindu: Fitness
Ten reunited with families; rest sent to shelter home
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