User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Jun 27 2017 01:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Celebrities to join movement against manual scavenging 27.6.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Bid to send out a message to people that the practice exists because of the caste system, says activist
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More garbage than land for people in Delhi: HC 24.6.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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HC seeks report from north civic body's on rag-picker's death 23.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Observing there is more garbage than land in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Friday sought a report from North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on the death of a rag-picker.
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PET bottles have a 70% recycle rate in India, for good reason 21.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Do you know that Indian cricket team' uniform, made by Nike, is produced from recycled PET bottles
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Donkey power helps to keep Algerian city clean 19.6.2017 Hindu: News
It's a rubbish job, but someone has to do it. Or some animal: in the alleyways of Algiers' famed Kasbah, donkeys shift tonnes of trash every day.Some streets in the Kasbah are so narrow that single fi...
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Karnataka panchayat official forces manual scavenging, suspended 8.6.2017 Zee News : States
The Supreme Court had on March 24, 2014, directed all the states to abolish manual scavenging and take steps for rehabilitation of such workers.  
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Karnataka panchayat official forces manual scavenging, suspended (Lead, correcting para 5) 8.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A Gram Panchayat Development Officer (PDO) has been suspended for allegedly directing two conservancy workers to get into a manhole to clean it in a village under Mysuru district in south-western Karnataka.
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Karnataka panchayat official forces manual scavenging, suspended 8.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A Gram Panchayat Development Officer (PDO) has been suspended for allegedly directing two conservancy workers to get into a manhole to clean it in a village under Mysuru district in south-western Karnataka.
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Eastern bypass turns into garbage dump 4.6.2017 TOI: Goa
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The stink from India’s past 3.6.2017 Hindu: Open Page
History says India had the oldest wet toilets. So what happened since then?
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Now, garbage dump in Varthur canal catches fire 30.5.2017 Hindu: National
Role of miscreants suspected
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Safai Karmachari panel for FIR against private firm 27.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Karnataka State Safai Karmachari Commission chairman M R Venkatesh directed the authorities to file FIR against Antony Waste Handling Cell Pvt Ltd under Atrocities Act and Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013. Antony Waste Handling Cell Pvt Ltd is the contract agency of the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) for collecting and transporting all waste from the city.Briefing media persons here after holding a review meeting on Saturday, he said that the contract agency has failed to supply safety equipment like gloves, mask, gumboots for the civic workers. In addition, he said, wages were not paid in time and PF was not remitted properly. The wages were not credited to the bank accounts of the civic workers, who were forced to work from 6 am to 7 pm, which is a clear violation of the labour laws. Hence, officials have been asked to file FIR against the contract agency. Stating that the breakfast scheme for civic workers has covered 60% of the ULBs in the state, ...
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‘Book case against waste management firm’ 27.5.2017 Hindu: National
Safai karmachari commission pulls up contractor for failing to provide safety gear to civic workers
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50 dry resource centres planned 23.5.2017 Hindu: News
GHMC eyes 100 pc solid waste segregation by June 2
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How a microbe helped police solve a murder 17.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
Can microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria lead to the arrest of a criminal?A microbe found at the scene of crime by the Forensic Science Laboratory team in the city went a long way in helping the ...
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Senior cop, activists reach out to ragpicker who survived rape 16.5.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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Why ragpickers are critical for waste management 12.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Ajmer Shatabdi pulls into the New Delhi station every night at around 11 pm. During the six-hour journey from Ajmer, the train serves tea, snacks, soup, dinner and dessert -- more food than an average person can eat in that time.
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Action on the beach 12.5.2017 Hindu: Home
“Hey Sujit, ready to go to the beach?” asked Binod.“Of course! Give me a minute,” replied Sujit .Eleven-year-old Sujit had come to Puri from Rourkela a few hours ago to stay with his cousin. Binod was...
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62 million tonnes of waste generated annually; how ragpickers help clean it 12.5.2017 News
Only 75-80% of the waste generated in India is collected by municipal bodies.
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Why UBI could be Narendra Modi's big trump card to rid India of poverty and inequality 3.5.2017 ET: Policy
Apart from its anti-poverty potential, UBI can also be a substantial measure to improve autonomy and dignity by giving workers an escape ladder.
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