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User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Nov 14 2018 21:04 IST RSS 2.0
 
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PM praises bio-toilets developed by DRDO 31.7.2012 Zee News : India National
Bio-toilets developed by DRDO earned praise from PM who said that these could go a long way in solving the problem of open defecation in rural India.
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Four modern garbage transfer stations soon 31.7.2012 Hindu: Cities
Four new garbage transfer stations are slated to get ready for the city to provide a more hygienic and odour-free surroundings to the residents nearby.Municipal solid waste from different pa...
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Residents raise a stink over mounting heaps of garbage 29.7.2012 TOI: All Headlines
Residents raise a stink over mounting heaps of garbage
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When dreams die young 28.7.2012 Hindu: Columns
BAREFOOT: In spite of the RTE, education continues to elude a core group of variously disadvantaged children.
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Bihar to ask cos to provide jobs to ragpickers 26.7.2012 Zee News : States
Bihar government would ask the companies involved in the process of disposal, collection and separation of wastes to provide employment to ragpickers, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said today.
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Manual scavenging is a result of India�s caste divide 20.7.2012 CNN-IBN: India
Day after day working in the unbearable conditions and stench of human waste. Why should human beings, citizens of democratic India have to do this? Why is it that manual scavenging is increasing in India in spite of a 1993 law banning the practice?
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Managing waste at Capital’s major railway stations 20.7.2012 Hindu: News
At 10 in the morning, Roshan Kumar is negotiating one of the busiest hours of his daily work on platform No.16 at New Delhi railway station. The New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express has just chugge...
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Aamir meets PM; gets plea across to end manual scavenging 16.7.2012 Rediff: News
"I met the Prime Minister on the issue of manual scavenging. I had gone with a humble request that this custom, which is being practiced in our country, should be abolished. The Prime Minister has assured me that he will pay special attention on this," said Aamir.
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Aamir Khan apprises PM about manual scavengers' plight 16.7.2012 Oneindia.in: News
New Delhi, Jul 16: Bollywood icon Aamir Khan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here today and apprised him of the plight of manual scavengers. The society looks down upon those who remove human waste with their hands, the actor rued.
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Manual scavengers: Aamir meets PM 16.7.2012 New Kerala: World News
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Steps will be taken against manual scavenging, PM assures Aamir 16.7.2012 Asian Age: India
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his official 7, Race Course Road residence here on Monday, said he has been assured by the latter that the government would take steps against manual scavengers. "I met the Prime Minister on the issue of manual scavenging. I had gone to meet the Prime Minister with a humble request that this custom, which is being practiced in our country, should be abolished. The Prime Minister has assured me that he will pay special attention on this," said Aamir. Aamir also met Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik to highlight the concerns of manual scavengers engaged in cleaning human excreta. "And he (Prime Minister) sent me to Mukulji and he assured me that his ministry is taking up this issue very seriously and working on it for the past several months. And not only his ministry, but the PMO will also pay special emphasis on this issue," he added. Wasnik on this part said ...
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Aamir to meet PM on manual scavengers' plight 16.7.2012 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
Aamir to meet PM on manual scavengers' plight
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Actor Aamir Khan to meet PM on manual scavengers' plight 16.7.2012 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
Actor Aamir Khan to meet PM on manual scavengers' plight
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Open invite to all migrant workers - The Hindu 11.7.2012 Google News
Open invite to all migrant workers The Hindu According to Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board spokesperson Sarala Kumari, these public taps are mostly installed by the local councillor by digging deep borewells and the water supply agency has nothing to do with them. At the tap, a queue of ... ...
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Vellaikkal dump yard posing environmental, health hazard 9.7.2012 Hindu: News
Though the Corporation has posted a few watchmen to guard the dumping yard, the lack of fencing in a portion has made their job very difficult.
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Things to do: City 5.7.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
Published Jul 5, 2012 11:28AM MDT TODAY — Where’s Waldo? The Kings English is teaming up with 19 other Local First businesses for a Where’s Waldo scavenger hunt. Participants who discover all 20 Waldos will be entered to win prizes from a raffle. Participants have to be present to claim their prize. For more information, contact Rachel Heath at 801 484-9100 or rachel@kingsenglish.com. When • 10 a.m., Thursday-Friday and Monday-Wednesday Where • The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City Tickets • Free... ...
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Human entry into manholes will be banned, says BWSSB 5.7.2012 DNA: Top News
This followed a petition filed by the Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties, which was looking into the working condition of pourakarmikas (civic staff engaged in sweeping and cleaning).
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Segregation units planned in all wards 5.7.2012 Hindu: Home
Councillors told to identify locales for them
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Corpn all set to digitally monitor dumpyards 5.7.2012 TOI: Chennai
Corpn all set to digitally monitor dumpyards
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Beijing introduces recycling banks that pay subway credits for bottles 4.7.2012 Guardian: Environment
Recycling firm hopes to improve profits by bypassing informal network of bottle collectors Continue reading...
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