User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Jun 11 2019 10:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 1,226    
Inside Dehradun’s Bindal slum, where the city’s waste pickers live 11.6.2019 Citizen Matters
Despite the crucial role they play in the city, efforts to improve the living conditions of Dehradun's waste pickers -- mostly migrants -- have been minimal and they continue to live in unsafe conditions, with little or no assistance from the Municipal Corporation.
Also found in: [+]
Delhi: Garbage mountain at Ghazipur landfill will be taller than Taj Mahal by 2020, says report 4.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
An unidentified Delhi municipal official told news agency AFP that 2,000 tonnes of garbage are dumped at the landfill every day.
Also found in: [+]
Climate change could bring the bubonic plague back to Los Angeles 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The steamship caused the last global outbreak of bubonic plague. Climate change could cause the next one.

Longer, hotter weather patterns are extending the breeding season of rats and rodents, leading to a steep increase in their numbers in places like Los Angeles, New York and Houston. Over the...

Also found in: [+]
In a slum near Mumbai’s Deonar dumping ground, life is a constant health battle 25.4.2019 Scroll.in
The sewers in the area are overflowing and the air pungent, and yet, there seems to be no political will to make a difference.
Also found in: [+]
People in this Mumbai slum barely make it to 40; here’s why 24.4.2019 Citizen Matters
For decades, waste has been Mumbai's teeming, unsolvable problem. Slums around the city's dumping ground are now Asia's largest, exposing ragpickers and the general population to serious health risks. All plans and commitments to waste management, meanwhile, appear figurative.
Also found in: [+]
One man fights against plastic in the state through recycling 18.4.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
One man fights against plastic in the state through recycling
Also found in: [+]
Here’s what citizens are demanding for inclusive and just urban development 16.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Members of civil society organizations, urban poor and worker collectives place their demands that reimagine cities and envision more inclusive and sustainable urban development, so that there is a place for all in these cities.
Also found in: [+]
Slow on sanitation 27.3.2019 Hindu: Opinion
Policymakers have failed to use technological advances made in treating faecal sludge
Also found in: [+]
Delhi: Two dead after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning restaurant’s sewage treatment plant 24.3.2019 Scroll.in
The two men were sent to clean the kitchen waste plant without any safety gear.
Also found in: [+]
Delhi sewer-cleaning machine project reinforces link between Dalits and sanitation work, say critics 4.3.2019 Scroll.in
The state government does not own the machines it launched last week. Instead, members of the Dalit community will get loans to buy them.
Also found in: [+]
City Buzz: Delhi bid to end manual scavenging | Rs 6500 crore for Mumbai Metro | Pune resilience plan..and more! 4.3.2019 Citizen Matters
Will Delhi finally be able to end manual scavenging with technology? What are Mumbai Metro's plans with the historic loan from ADB? And why is Kolkata Metro causing serious concern among commuters? Catch a recap of some of the important headlines from our cities last week.
Also found in: [+]
Two rallies and a ‘GR wapsi’: Why sanitation workers held protests in Delhi and Mumbai on Monday 26.2.2019 Scroll.in
From minimum wages to less hazardous working conditions, sweepers, sewer cleaners and garbage collectors across India have similar demands from the government.
Also found in: [+]
Shehri Samridhi Utsav 17.2.2019 The Assam Tribune
Shehri Samridhi Utsav
Also found in: [+]
BBMP to proceed with separate wet waste tender, wastepickers to collect dry waste 9.2.2019 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru is about to get a separate collection system for segregated wet, sanitary and street sweeping waste. There has been opposition to this proposal especially from councillors, but BBMP will be going ahead with this plan.
Also found in: [+]
Why technology alone won’t solve India’s manual scavenging problem 2.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The reason this is so rarely speaks its name. It is caste.
Also found in: [+]
Survey on plastic use conducted in Nagaland 2.1.2019 The Assam Tribune
Survey on plastic use conducted in Nagaland
Also found in: [+]
The Indian men who make money selling trash 2.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
What happens when cities don't collect rubbish door-to-door? Enter the enterprising scrap dealers.
Also found in: [+]
In documentary ‘Good Guy, Bad Guy’, a rag-picker, a jail sentence and movie dreams 14.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Indu Krishnan’s film explores Bangalore through the hunt for Zakhir, a street dweller jailed in a murder case.
Also found in: [+]
Photos: Burning mounds of garbage at Delhi’s Bhalswa landfill exacerbate air pollution crisis in NCR 30.10.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Fire at dumping ground is still burning nine days after it started.
Also found in: [+]
Gujarat govt launches 'zero waste' policy 27.7.2018 DNA: India
Gujarat government has launched a policy with the aim to make all civic bodies "zero-waste" cities in the state. The policy was launched on Thursday after the chief minister approved the same. The policy gives power to each of the civic bodies to frame their individual laws to act against individuals or organisations committing erratic disposal of waste. The policy's main focus is over 100% segregation of waste, recycling and systematic disposal of the same. The policy also aims to ensure toilets for each household, manual scavenging-free societies, disposal of sewerage water after treatment and providing additional funds to civic bodies for the same. The policy has set ten goals to make all cities free from waste. It mentions: "All cities should be zero-waste cities and for that, 100% waste from residential, industrial and commercial areas is to be collected and stored after segregation. Construction waste and debris is to be collected and reused after recycling." The policy states that all local urban ...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 1,226