User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Nov 25 2019 19:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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MoHUA to Organize One Day National Workshop Cum Exhibition on Sustainable Sanitation 16.8.2019 Govt of india: PIB
            The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) will be organizing a one day national workshop cum exhibition at Vigyan Bhawan on 19 August, 2019. Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) will be the Chief Guest of the event.
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In Agra, fear of eviction stalls the fight for justice for a man who died after cleaning septic tank 13.8.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Raju died even before his 21st birthday. His father is afraid that the family will lose their home if they file a complaint against those who hired him.
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‘No one came to help’: How a father and teenaged son in Madhya Pradesh died cleaning a septic tank 26.7.2019 Scroll.in
They hoped to earn some quick money before a family reunion. But they were not given enough time to let poisonous gasses escape before beginning their task.
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How one of Delhi’s tallest structures is contributing to climate change 17.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Intense summers are not uncommon in Delhi, but when temperatures soared to 48 degrees this June, it was a record even by city standards. Could emissions from the East Delhi Ghazipur landfill have had a role to play?
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Shifting city’s garbage disposal site poses problem 13.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Shifting city’s garbage disposal site poses problem
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Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs 10.7.2019 BBC: World
Scientists say at least 20% of gulls carry the bacteria, which they fear can be passed onto humans.
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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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