User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Waste Picker
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Smart move: Ragpickers to segregate waste in city 19.8.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Stakeholders deliberate on Najafgarh drain issue 17.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In an attempt to lay the future road map for water security, stakeholders on Thursday came together on a common platform to deliberate on the issue of the Najafgarh drain.
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Dalits: In a state of unfreedom 17.8.2017 FrontLine: Cover Story
In the past 70 years of Independence, most Dalits have been continuously pushed into obnoxious spheres of work. The concept of freedom for them is where they can participate in a more creative, competitive and attractive sphere of decent opportunities. By GOPAL GURU
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For hand-to-mouth ragpickers, Independence Day means little 16.8.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
While it was Independence Day for many, for Raveena Kumari, it was simply a Tuesday as she neither got a day off work nor attended any sort of celebration. The 15-year-old ragpicker spent the country’s 71st Independence Day doing what she does daily to make ends meet. “Do you think we are independent? We are still enslaved by poverty and inequality. If I had attended the flag hoisting event being organised in the society where my aunt works, I would have lost a day’s income,” said the resident of makeshift jhuggis under the iconic iron bridge of north-east Delhi’s Seelampur area. Kumari was denied admission in a government school for not having a birth certificate. “People told me my mother died while giving birth to me in a jhuggi here. Still, the government wants me to give my birth certificate. I once asked my aunt to give them my mother’s death certificate,” the sombre teen said. Away from the fervour and the festivities, thousands of such homeless ragpickers spent their day doing their daily chores. ...
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Tight security for I-Day celebrations in Bengaluru 15.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Elaborate security arrangements have been made across Bengaluru for the 71st Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday, said police on Monday.
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13 women who broke into shops at night held in Rohini 14.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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13 women thieves arrested in Delhi 14.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A gang of 13 women thieves who posed as rag-pickers were arrested here on Monday along with a male accomplice, police said.
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Ragpicker held for murder 13.8.2017 TOI: Goa
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Billionaire family sends US-returned son to Hyderabad to face life's struggles, work as aam aadmi 11.8.2017 India Today| Must Read
Hitarth Dholakia, son of a Gujarati diamond merchant's family that owns a Rs 6000 crore company based in Surat, was sent to Hyderabad to learn the struggles of life the hard way and live like an aam aadmi.
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‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ review: Filmi pamphleteering 11.8.2017 Hindu: Home
A potentially unconventional love story ends up as obsequious government propaganda
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HC orders to clear Kushak drain garbage in 3 days 10.8.2017 DNA: Top News
The Delhi government on Wednesday pulled up the Public Works Department (PWD) and the civic bodies for the dismal condition of the Kushak Nallah and directed the removal of garbage within three days. A bench of S Ravindra Bhat and SP Garg also rapped the PWD for alleged levelling and encroachment of the Kushak storm water drain under the Barapullah flyover. The court's directions came on a PIL initiated by it in 2012 on the issue of water-logging in the South Extension Part II area and in which it had passed orders from time to time to the PWD to clear rubble from the Kushak nullah. It also directed the PWD to take immediate action to remove encroachments as well as buses parked there. The court also expressed its displeasure with the contradicting statements made by the PWD as it had said that the work of the Barapullah bridge would be over by June 2017. During the proceedings, the court commissioner appointed by the bench drew its attention to manual scavengers who, without proper equipment, were made ...
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BBMP to use plastic-laced tar for roads 7.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike will blend 450 tonnes of plastic with tar and use it to asphalt roads in its southern zone. The civic body has assigned KK Plastic Waste Management, a firm located off Kanakapura Road near Anjanapura, to supply plastic.

"We had signed a memorandum of understanding with the company to supply plastic bags to us. The blending of plastic will not only give longevity to roads but also reduce plastic in the city," BBMP Chief Engineer (south zone) S Prabhakar said.

Ahmed Khan of KK Plastic said his firm had tied up with agents who collect plastic from ragpickers. "We have a network of ragpickers, apartments and schools from where we pick plastic. We pay these ragpickers between Rs 6 and Rs 8 for one kilogram of polythene bags," he said.

Khan said though blending plastic with tar increased the cost by about 2%, the road's longevity would increase two-fold. BBMP used plastic to asphalt roads for 10 years but stopped it two years.
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Clean drains with machines, save lives 7.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
Days after four sanitation workers lost their lives while cleaning a tank in Ghitorni in July, chief secretary M M Kutty set up a multi-department committee to look for solutions to waterlogging, which would also help in putting an end to manual scavenging by moving towards mechanised cleaning of drains and sewers.
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Body found hacked to pieces in Najafgarh 6.8.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Victim around 35-years-old; police suspect murder committed elsewhere before dumping body
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Ragpickers hit hard by tax on recyclable products 3.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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GST taking a toll on city’s waste-pickers 3.8.2017 Hindu: News
Recyclable products have been put in 12%-18% tax bracket; income dips by half
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A decade on air: Radio Active brings real stories of real people 2.8.2017 Citizen Matters
What could be common to garment workers, transgenders, auto drivers, waste pickers and animal activists? They are all radio jockeys in Bengaluru’s one and only community radio! It's a story of a decade of being a voice to voiceless. ...
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Furever Friends, for times when man turns dog 2.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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PPCB to take ragpickers' help to study plastic waste management 1.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has decided on engaging with rag pickers to study waste management.
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Getting caste out of the closet 28.7.2017 Hindu: Arts
No one likes to look at excreta. But this is precisely what filmmaker Divya Bharathi makes you do in Kakkoos
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