User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Waste Picker
Last updated: Dec 03 2019 09:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India needs to rethink Master Planning – and Delhi can lead the way 3.12.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The case for a livelihood-centred approach.
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Afghanistan woman breaks ground with Kabul recycling plant 25.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Zuhal Atmar is the first woman in Afghanistan to run a recycling plant, driven by her wish to help the environment and fight climate change.

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The frequent deaths of India’s sewer workers isn’t a governance failure – they are rooted in caste 17.11.2019 Scroll.in
The philosophy of caste validates the casual subjection of sanitation workers to the hazardous, humiliating task of cleaning sewers and septic tanks.
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Manual Scavenging Still Continues In India Due To Weak Laws: UN Study 15.11.2019 NDTV News - India-news
Manual scavenging, banned through a legislation in 2013, still prevailed in India due to ''weak legal protection and lack of enforcement'' of the rules, according to a new global study by the World...
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Garbage to gold: Shillong women’s group shows the way 15.11.2019 Citizen Matters
Ambitious, big-money plans remain on paper, but a women's self help group comprised of ragpickers-turned-recyclers could help the hill station solve its ugly waste crisis.
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German students say fines for stealing supermarket waste 'absurd' 8.11.2019 BBC: World
Two German students who took food from a bin appeal against their €225 fines for theft.
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Waste woes in Paradise: Srinagar’s struggle to clear garbage from streets during lockdown 7.11.2019 Citizen Matters
In the days following abrogation of Article 370, Srinagar became a stinking mess, as municipal staff were unable to report to work and mounds of garbage accumulated on streets. While proactive officers and safai karamcharis have managed to tide over the crisis in the face of odds, waste management in the city needs serious fixes for the long term.
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A Dalit man agreed to clean a sewer hoping for a permanent job – and was killed by toxic fumes 27.10.2019 Scroll.in
The authorities in Mathura have failed to keep their promise to give Rakesh Valmiki’s family a pension, a home and free education for the children.
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This Indonesian village thrives on American trash. Its future is bleak 25.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Asia's crackdown on plastic waste, aimed at protecting the environment, is bad news for small-time recyclers in Indonesia who make a living sorting foreign garbage.

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Month After Ragpickers Raped Woman At Delhi Bus Stand, 1 Arrested: Cops 20.10.2019 NDTV News - India-news
A month after a woman from Goa was allegedly raped and assaulted when she was waiting at a bus stand in the city, the Delhi Police said it has arrested a man, while another suspect is still missing.
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Watch: Comedian Shyam Rangeela cleans a beach in new satire video 14.10.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The story behind the making of the video has also been revealed.
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Plastic Ban 4.10.2019 Central Chronicle
On the first day of the blanket ban on plastic there was a visible impact in the markets with residents, vendors and shopkeepers doing their bit for an environment-friendly cities. But unfortunately there is little clarity on what constitute one-time-use plastic. The greater fear is of herders of plastic manufacturing and recycling units closing down […]
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Union minister Athawale reviews SC welfare schemes 26.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Union minister Athawale reviews SC welfare schemes
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A woman in MP recounts the trauma of watching her husband die in a tank full of faeces 13.9.2019 Scroll.in
Chinta Bai lost her son to a snakebite and her husband to the inexorable practice of manual scavenging.
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PM Modi Launches Programme To Vaccinate 500 Million Livestock 11.9.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) this morning in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura among a slew of government schemes for farmers.
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Ragpicker Dies After Bag Explodes In Hyderabad, Says Police 8.9.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
A ragpicker was killed when a bag he tried to open exploded on a street in Hyderabad on Sunday, police said.
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Bear that attacked person in Aspen is captured, killed 24.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State wildlife officers say they trapped and killed a bear that attacked an Aspen restaurant manager.
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How Bengaluru is targeting 100% segregation of waste by December 2019: BBMP’s new SWM bye-laws 23.8.2019 Citizen Matters
With its new draft bye-laws on solid waste management (SWM), BBMP is aiming for 100% waste segregation and minimal use of landfills. The bye-laws mandate waste segregation into eight streams, steep penalties for offenders, and greater role for ward committees in SWM
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A decade after her husband died cleaning a septic tank, a woman in MP struggles to keep going 23.8.2019 Scroll.in
The sight of her three-year-old son and her infant daughter reminded Rekha Devi of the reason to live.
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“Government is fully committed to eradicate Manual Scavenging”: Thawar Chand Gehlot 19.8.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Dr. Thawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) has stated that the Government is fully committed to eradicate manual scavenging through the ‘The Prevention of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013’.
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