User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Waste Picker
Last updated: Jul 15 2018 19:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Managing city waste: Chennaiites, have your say 28.6.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Ready to pay waste collection charges? The Corporation of Chennai has invited comments from citizens on its draft solid waste management bye-laws. Stay informed and make your voice heard. »
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‘Swachh Bharat’ award to a gated community in Alwarpet 22.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
This gated community in Alwarpet has received Swachh Bharat Mission award from Greater Chennai Corporation, for its solid waste management initiatives
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Hefty fines to squash litterbugs 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Corporation frames bylaws to impose a penalty of up to ₹25,000; stresses on segregation of waste at source
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Meet Bandicoot, the robot 21.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
How robots may eradicate manual scavenging in India.
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Baby Kumaraswamy dies after failing to respond to treatment 18.6.2018 Hindu: News
Baby Kumaraswamy, who was found abandoned on Bengaluru’s outskirts on June 1, and got a shot at life after being rescued and nursed by the jurisdicti
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Plastic ban: before fines, the alternatives 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
BMC to hold three-day exhibition at NSCI; penalties up to ₹5,000 from June 23
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Beat plastic: Yes, but how? 16.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Despite rules and bans in place, attempts to beat plastic use and pollution in our cities have been hardly effective. Experts weigh in on what could be done to change that. »
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Community libraries open up the world of books 9.6.2018 Hindu: News
They are strengthening the habit of reading in children and adults, especially from vulnerable sections of society
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Ahmedabad: Woman ragpicks to keep her sons' dreams alive 9.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Don't be surprised if I tell you a rag picker has encouraged over 200 women in Odhav to read and write. The more you see the 39-year-old Harshitaben Parmar's unflagging desire and standalone spirit to get her sons educated, the more you derive joy. Convincing her neighbours about her son's prospects in an engineering college, Parmar says she is determined to put him in a college irrespective of its fee and expense. For now, the son has finished Diploma in computer engineering and wants to pursue a degree course. Her younger son is in Industrial Training Institute (ITI) and would soon begin his apprenticeship. It is easy to mistake Parmar for a middle-class home-maker. The brilliant woman, who has received formal education only till class 10, is a teacher in Odhav. However, she is also equally good at some else. Rag picking. She has been doing it for over a decade to support her family. But, what sets her apart is her diamantine will to ensure that her two children get education. There are many like ...
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CM to meet constable who nursed abandoned baby 7.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, in a Twitter post, said that he would meet the woman constable who breastfed an abandoned newborn, saving him from s
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Plastic waste recycling project launched in Bhopal 7.6.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Aim is to better manage over 85,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year and improve the lives of waste-pickers Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Christina Ruggiero, CEO, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) Pvt. Ltd launched a plastic waste recycling program in Bhopal that aims to collect, process and recycle used plastic and convert […]
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Expendable lives 5.6.2018 FrontLine: Home
The recent case of the murder of a Dalit man by upper-caste people yet again shreds the myth of a socially progressive Gujarat. By LYLA BAVADAM
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Little Kumaraswamy, ‘the government’s baby’ 5.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Abandoned baby gets a new lease of life as woman police constable tends to his needs
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Plea seeks segregation of waste 4.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Notices issued to Delhi government, civic bodies
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DU college society turns cigarette butts into cushions 3.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Rajahmundry police a cut above the rest! 2.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Their gesture to vulnerable persons in and around city goes viral
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