User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Waste Picker
Last updated: Nov 14 2018 21:04 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Polluting and unviable: Five reasons Bengaluru’s Waste-to-Energy plants can fail 31.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A resident of Electronic City where one of the Waste-to-Energy plants is slated to come up, analyses why BBMP's push for the plants is misguided
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Call for inclusive waste policy for Manipur 29.12.2019 The Assam Tribune
Call for inclusive waste policy for Manipur
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International discourse studies waste management 28.12.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
International discourse studies waste management
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Indian government has built 95 million toilets, but little has changed for manual scavengers 14.12.2019 Scroll.in
India is listed among nine nations where sanitation workers face the worst working conditions.
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Why many migrant waste-pickers stayed back in Srinagar despite fears and uncertainty 11.12.2019 Citizen Matters
Hospitable, caring and offering opportunities for a decent living -- that is how most of them see the city. Thus, despite the tension and reports of attacks on non-Kashmiris in the days following the abrogation of Article 370, they decided to stay put. And they have not regretted it.
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India needs to rethink Master Planning – and Delhi can lead the way 3.12.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The case for a livelihood-centred approach.
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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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Plastic Ban 4.10.2019 Central Chronicle
On the first day of the blanket ban on plastic there was a visible impact in the markets with residents, vendors and shopkeepers doing their bit for an environment-friendly cities. But unfortunately there is little clarity on what constitute one-time-use plastic. The greater fear is of herders of plastic manufacturing and recycling units closing down […]
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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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How Bengaluru is targeting 100% segregation of waste by December 2019: BBMP’s new SWM bye-laws 23.8.2019 Citizen Matters
With its new draft bye-laws on solid waste management (SWM), BBMP is aiming for 100% waste segregation and minimal use of landfills. The bye-laws mandate waste segregation into eight streams, steep penalties for offenders, and greater role for ward committees in SWM
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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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