User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Oct 16 2017 03:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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After 7 hours, Ghazipur landfill fire extinguished 16.10.2017 Hindu: News
Blaze exposes lax attitude towards waste management
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Narrow vision 11.10.2017 FrontLine: Home
The Swachh Bharat Mission, by focussing on cleanliness and toilet use, leaves out a wide spectrum of urgent urban sanitation issues such as solid waste management and clogged sewers. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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‘No incentives for waste segregation by RWAs’ 9.10.2017 Hindu: News
Private company manages waste now
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Rag-pickers to collect garbage 7.10.2017 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
Making rag-pickers part of the cleanliness campaign 500 of them will be involved in collection of door-to-door collection of domestic waste, Municipal Commissioner M. Hari Narayanan has said. At a rev...
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Discussed death of manual scavengers with Kejriwal: Hardeep Puri 1.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said he has taken up the issue of sanitation workers dying while manually cleaning clogged sewers in the national capital with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
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Campaign to salute ragpickers launched 1.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A campaign to salute millions of ragpickers, who collect used up plastic bottles from the trash for recycling, was launched on Sunday by a non-profit organisation here.
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The survival game: At the Ghazipur landfill, children defy death and disease 1.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Gandhi Jayanti Swachh Bharat Diwas 29.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB Features
Gandhi Jayanti Swachh Bharat Diwas
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Ragpickers urged to send their kids to Anganwadis 27.9.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Minister promises to consider their demand for govt. aid
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J&K ragpicker hailed by PM Modi for work on Wular lake 25.9.2017 TOI: India
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Types of garbage 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
Wet: Biodegradable kitchen waste like fruit/vegetable peels, tea leaves, coffee powder, egg shells, meat and bones, food scraps; also leaves and flowers. Can be composted.Dry: Paper, plastic, metal, g...
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18-year-old ragpicker Bilal becomes example for Kashmiri boys 24.9.2017 TOI: India
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After PM's praise, Kashmiri rag-picker boy's joy sees no bounds 24.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Bilal Dar, an 18-year-old rag-picker, who was appointed by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) as its brand ambassador for its 'Swachata (cleanliness) drive in July, Sunday said his joy has no bounds after being praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his widely broadcast programme of 'Mann Ki Baat.' "I congratulate the SMC for choosing Bilal Ahmad Dar as the brand ambassador of its 'Swachata' programme. You may think he is a known actor or sports hero. No, Dar since the age of twelve has been engaged in the cleanliness of Asia's largest lake Wullar near Srinagar," Modi said in the programme. Dar, a resident of Laharwarpora in north Kashmirs Bandipora district, has been removing plastic trash from Asias largest fresh water body - Wullar lake - for the last five years and selling it for around Rs 150-200 per day, which helps him support his mother Mughali and two sisters. Dar's father Mohammad Ramzan Dar, a ragpicker on the Wular himself, died of cancer in 2003. After praise by Prime Minister Dar ...
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A thousand mutinies over garbage 24.9.2017 Rediff: News
What will Indian cities do about its growing mountains of waste?
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City’s trash is this boy’s gold 23.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Hassan built a mini cooler using scrap since his family could not afford one
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Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions 17.9.2017 AP Top News
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- In one of Africa's largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish....
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Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions 17.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In one of Africa’s largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish. Nairobi’s Dandora Municipal Dumpsite stretches as far as the eye can see. It was declared full in 2001 but has remained active, with 850 to 1,500 tons of waste arriving […]
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Uflex Develops Flexible Packaging Material with Anti-microbial Properties 14.9.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Noida, Sep 14: After a rigorous application-oriented R and D of almost two years, Uflex has developed flexible packaging material with anti-microbial properties.
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Two friends were stuck in a refugee camp. A scholarship was their only way out. 6.9.2017 Washington Post
In the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya, two young women are among the 5,000 applicants for a scholarship in Canada that includes citizenship for the students — and eventually their families. The women both made it to the final round of interviews. One of them will leave. The other will stay in the camp and hope for another way out.
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Experts had warned of such a disaster 2.9.2017 Hindu: News
‘Govt agencies should work towards a comprehensive waste management plan, which should include segregation at source’
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