User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Waste Picker
Last updated: Sep 13 2019 09:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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“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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Those found littering, urinating in public will be punished: Deb 2.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Those found littering, urinating in public will be punished: Deb
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Watch: This hungry polar bear is 1,500 km from its Arctic home, looking for food in city dustbins 24.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
For four days the exhausted polar bear wandered through Norilsk crossing roads, sleeping on grassy patches, looking for food.
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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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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.
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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.
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How Bengaluru’s crumbling Dry Waste Collection Centres can be overhauled 20.5.2019 Citizen Matters
Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs) perform the critical function of collecting, sorting and disposing of dry waste in the city. But the majority of these centres are dilapidated, with few facilities and difficult work conditions. A recent study suggests ways to change this.
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Eco India: Scraps from Delhi’s flower market have transformed these women waste-pickers into artists 19.5.2019 Scroll.in
How an alternate livelihood project changed the lives of waste-pickers sandwiched between Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill and the city’s largest flower market.
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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...

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“People want an educated leader who listens to their grievances”: Raghav Chadha, AAP candidate 9.5.2019 Citizen Matters
On May 7th, Aam Aadmi Party’s South Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Raghav Chadha unveiled the manifesto for his constituency. Over a quick chat on one of his campaign trails, he shared more details about what his party aims to achieve.
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