User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
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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.
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Gender-sensitive campaigns awarded at Laadli Media Awards 13.10.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Oct 13 (NewsVoir): Gender-sensitive media campaigns by not so-called mainstream media- be they blogs on mental disability, podcasts on sexual reproductive health for ragpickers or a
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City Buzz: Kisan Kranti Yatra | Coastal road plans in Mumbai | Delhi sanitation woes … and more 4.10.2018 Citizen Matters
From Delhi to Mumbai and Chandigarh, what's happening in our cities? A quick round-up of some key headlines.
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Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Inaugurates “PAN India Workshop on Prevention of Hazardous Cleaning of Sewers and Septic Tanks 2.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurated a “PAN India Workshop on Prevention of Hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks” organized by National Safai Karmcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKLFDC) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), Delhi today.
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Waste not picked up on time in Ahmedabad: Survey 11.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
A pilot survey of six wards of the city suggests that there is a lack of punctuality in waste collection. To make the city cleaner, the civic authority is considering the removal of silver dustbins from the streets, and introducing some more waste collection points as well. However, one survey suggests that the city needs even more bins for waste accommodation. These six wards in the city need more dustbins — Point of Interest (POI) — from where the garbage could be collected. The survey was conducted in Bapunagar, Ghatlodia, Khadia, Maninagar, Nava Vadaj, and Nikol wards of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). The civic body had also roped in an external agency  — Urban Management Centre — to help them conduct the survey and  help maintain the existing sanitation level  in these six wards.  The agency, in its report of the survey, which started in May 2018 and ended in July 2018, marked 3,667 POIs in the six wards and also gave recommendations to the AMC. These POIs will ensure that the waste is ...
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Minor falls into Bahini river 4.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Minor falls into Bahini river
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Is Chennai ready for a ban on plastic? 30.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Watch this video to hear the varied reactions among different sections of Chennai society to the proposed ban on single use plastic from January 2019.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Mann ki Baat 29.7.2018 Zee News : India National
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Mann ki Baat: Live updates 29.7.2018 Zee News : India National
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DNA Mumbai Anniversary: Rebelling against the times, these artists have carved a niche in Art World 27.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Alyque Padamsee: Brand new forever At the recent Mumbai launch of Pavan K Varma’s Adi Shankaracharya, when the floor was thrown open to questions, veteran theatre person and ad-guru Alyque Padamsee asked Varma why radical Hindutva found so many takers.  The nonagenarian did not wait for the mike, he did not preface his question with esoterics and the booming voice he threw could be heard across the auditorium, leading to applause. But that’s him. There are mavericks and there is Padamsee. Never one to shy off calling out social evils, he has often been the voice to go to for mediapersons as both social observer and commentator. Alyque’s grandfather was conferred the title ‘Padamsee’ by the government when he distributed all the food in his granary in the village he headed as sarpanch during a famine. And then it became the family name.  The advertising fraternity has variously named him ‘ad-man of the century’, ‘brand father of Indian advertising’, and even ‘God’. He has not only created over 100 brands, ...
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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 ...
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Ragpicker’s son cracks AIIMS-MBBS entrance exam 27.7.2018 Kurio City – The Navhind Times
Asharam Chaudhary (18), son of a ragpicker has made it to AIIMS, Jodhpur to study medicine after having cracked AIIMS-MBBS entrance test, 2018. Though the result of AIIMS-MBBS entrance examination 2018 was declared on June 18, his achievement came to be known only a couple of days back after he got a letter from AIIMS, ...
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Ragpicker’s son Asharam cracks AIIMS MBBS entrance, Rahul Gandhi pats his back 23.7.2018 Zee News : India National
Battling against all odds, Asharam Chaudhary, son of a ragpicker in Devas in Madhya Pradesh, has cracked the entrance examination of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the first attempt. He will join Jodhpur AIIMS to pursue MBBS.
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'My father is a ragpicker. I want to be a neurosurgeon' 23.7.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Asharam Choudhary, son of a ragpicker battled the odds to study at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi.
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What's your excuse? Rag picker's son from MP cracks AIIMs and NEET in first attempt 21.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
20-year-old Asharam Choudhary crcaked AIIMS MBBS exam in first attempt. Choudhary cracked the All India Institite of Mediacl sciences (AIIMS) MBBS Exam in the very first attempt only to get selected in AIMMS Jodhpur. He lives in Vijayaganj Mandi village of Dewas district. His father Ranjit is poor but feels rich and says, "I make a living by collecting and selling junk. We do not even have a house, but our wealth is my son, who has done us proud by getting selected to a prestigious medical college," he said."  Asharam gives the entire credit to his supportive parents and teachers for the success. "Without them nothing would have been possible. I want to be a good doctor and serve the country," he said. Ashram had also cracked the NEET. While talking about his success Asharam also mentions how Dewas additional district magistrate Kailash Bundela also helped him to get admission. He said, "I had applied for admission to the Dakshina Foundation coaching in Pune, but the concerned official asked for a bribe. ...
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Is a blanket ban on use of plastic really necessary? 21.7.2018 Rediff: Business
The problem, say experts, is not so much the use of plastic as the lack of effort to recycle and reuse it.
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Use your tech prowess to end manual scavenging in cities 13.7.2018 Citizen Matters
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a Technology Challenge, inviting entries proposing tech solutions for cleaning of sewerage systems and septic tanks. If you can come up with a technology that can end the curse of manual scavenging, apply before August 14th. »
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Gujarat government to incentivise plastic disposal, to give Rs 1/bottle 13.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Plastic waste disposed from your home could become the means livelihood for some poor family. The Gujarat government is coming up with a policy to incentivise the systematic disposal of plastic waste. The government will set up a system through which plastic waste from cities and villages will be recycled and the rag pickers would get paid by the weight of the plastic waste. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced that the government will pay Re 1 for every used plastic bottle through a reverse vending machine. The benefits of the policy will also be extended to other forms of recycled plastic waste such as bags, kitchenware, gadgets, toys, etc. A senior official privy to the development said: "The government is seriously thinking of incentivising systematic disposal of plastic waste including pet bottles. Plastic bottles are easy to collect as compared to other waste. There is a huge chunk of such other plastic waste materials that remains unsorted which creates more pollution. If such waste also can ...
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Bengaluru’s waste managers aren’t being paid for their work 4.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Access to safe water, electricity, food and identity cards were among the demands placed by waste pickers in a memorandum submitted to the State Government and the BBMP. »
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Doctors Day: Here are a few doctors in old Delhi who treat poor free of cost 1.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
From running street clinics to giving free-of-cost treatment to poor and homeless, many doctors in old Delhi's Chandni Chowk area are going beyond their line of duty to serve people. A team of three doctors set up a street clinic near the Baptist Church every morning to tend to the poor before going to their work. "I come here for two hours in the morning, tend to those with wounds and then go for my job at a charitable dispensary in Karol Bagh," said Tahir Hussein, one of the doctors who volunteers everyday. The Walled City is home to many needy, including rickshaw-pullers and rag-pickers, who spend their daily lives on streets and pavements and do not have access to proper medical care. National Doctors Day is marked today across the country to recognise the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. In India, it commemorates the legacy of legendary doctor and former West Bengal chief minister Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was born on this day in 1882. The street clinic, run for the ...
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