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Cleanliness begins at home 11.10.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Harshita Trikha is showing people what they can do to manage waste, other than just complaining.
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Maharashtra family disposes off infant's body in plastic bag near hospital 30.9.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The incident came to light when body of infant popped out after scavenging dogs pulled out a plastic bag from a garbage dump.
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Tackle this national shame 26.9.2018 Opinion | The Asian Age
The PM's Swachchh Bharat programme has had no bearing on this issue as VIPs go about with their photo-ops, praising the campaign.
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Death of sanitation worker in Delhi: Rahul says PM’s “Swacch Bharat” a hollow slogan 19.9.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Expressing shock over the death of a manual scavenger while on duty in west Delhi’s Dabri, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM’s “Swacch Bharat” as ‘a hollow slogan’. In a post on social media, Rahul said, ‘Anil’s tragic death in the sewers of Delhi and photographs of his […]
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5 men died after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning sewer in Delhi 10.9.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The incident took place on Sunday afternoon when all the five people aged between 22 and 30 years went to clean the sewer.
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Daily India media recognizes 13 Indian stalwarts with Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Puraskar 2018 5.9.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Daily Indian Media recognized the contribution by 13 Indian Stalwarts from various spheres of Indian Life like Politics, Business, Academics and Entertainment, today at a glittering Awards Ceremony in New Delhi. Those recognized for their contribution to society and championing the cause of equity, humanity, social justice and human welfare include Shabana Azmi, Nandita […]
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There is no place for dalits in the PM’s heart: Rahul 9.8.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Charging the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being ‘anti-dalit’, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that there is no place for dalits in the PM’s heart. Addressing a protest at Jantar Mantar against the dilution of the SC ST (Prevention of atrocities) Bill, the Congress president said,’’ In his book of […]
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State govt takes steps to root out manual scavenging 28.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
State govt takes steps to root out manual scavenging
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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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BVM to compete in Centre’s tech challenge 10.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 9 The Central Government’s “Technology Challenge”, contest which aims for innovative technology-driven solutions for cleaning of sewers and septic tanks has received a positive start. Students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Udham Singh Nagar, through its Atal Tinkering Lab, have made a prototype of robotic machine that can be sent into sewers for cleaning and removing blockages. Termed “Smart Sewage Shooter”, the machine is water-proof and can be controlled entirely from outside. The machine is equipped with a cutter, cameras and lights. A variety of ‘changeable cutters’ with varying strength as well as diameter can be fitted. The cutter attached with a motor also churns sewage to clear the blockage. Moreover, the machine can release chemicals, including sodium formalin, chloroform to dilute sewage and clear blockage. Bhartiya Vidya Mandir principal Bandana Sethi said, “Students and teachers brainstormed to solve this major issue. In this technology driven world, humans ...
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Draw of lots to decide names of lucky sanitary workers 9.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 8 The Panchkula Municipal Corporation (MC) will hold a draw of lots to decide names of lucky sanitary workers, who will go on a study tour of the top 10 cleanest cities in the country.  A decision in this regard was taken on Sunday, when the MC Commissioner-cum-Administrator, Rajesh Jogpal, held a meeting with officials of the sanitary wing. In the meeting, it was decided to hold open draw in presence of sanitary workers and finalise names accordingly for the study tour.  When contacted, Jogpal said the decision to hold draw of lots was taken to bring transparency in finalising names for the study tour. “We will give due representation to women sanitary workers too. As many as 100 MC safai karamcharis, including supervisors, will be sent to the top 10 cleanest cities in the country,” he added.   “In the first phase, they will cover top two cities Indore and Bhopal. Subsequently, they will hold meeting with the Chandigarh MC team, as the City Beautiful is ranked third ...
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In a first, sanitary staff to go on study tour 8.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 7 You must have heard of politicians and bureaucrats going on study tours. But have you ever heard of safai karamcharis going on study tour? Probably not. For the first time in the history of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation (MC), safai karamcharis will go on study tour, which will cover top 10 cleanest cities in the country, to understand their sanitation management system. Giving details about the initiative, Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal, who is also Administrator said, “Sanitary workers are the main workforce in Swachh Survekshan. Therefore, we have decided to send them to top 10 cities of the Swachh Survekshan-2018.” “These sanitary workers will be sent in different groups, which will be headed either by Executive Officer or the MC engineer. They will try to understand how these cities secured good marks in the Swachh Survekshan,” he added. “Sanitary inspectors and supervisors will also accompany safai karamcharis. They will also arrange a meeting of ...
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Won't allow scrapping of quotas, dilution of SC/ST Act 'at any cost': BJP 4.7.2018 The Asian Age | Home
'PM Modi government has introduced schemes to address these problems which Congress ignored for decades,' Bizay Sonkar Shastri alleged.
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500 Mandi households yet to have sewerage network 2.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mandi, July 1 As many as 500 households situated on the riverside in the district are yet to get the sewerage facility. The waste from these houses is flowing into the Suketi and Skodi rivers, which join the Beas river. The worst affected areas are the Tungal colony and the Bheuli area. Residents of these colonies are fearing the epidemic outbreak as the absence of the sewerage network had led to stink all around. Sources said although a sewerage tank was constructed in the area, it stopped functioning after some time. Residents were being forced to seek the services of manual scavengers. Jai Prakash, Mast Ram, Mohan Singh, Narayan Singh and Jeet Singh, all residents of the Tungal colony said they had written to the MC authorities and the Mandi Deputy Commissioner in this regard, but no avail. They said residents of the Bheuli area were using individual sewerage tank for toilets and bathroom, but it was a temporary solution. Sushil of the Bheuli area said they were facing the threat ...
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Sanitation workers against councillors’ interference 30.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 29 Sanitation workers met Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu to lodge their protest over the interference of councillors in their work. Vinod Kumar Bitta, president of the Safai Karamchari Union, alleged that on the demand of councillors, the Mayor was going to give them powers to verify the functioning of the safai karamcharis’ (sanitation workers) and mark their attendances besides deploying them at any type of work. “We opposed such a practice. As per the Municipal Act, councillors’ can’t intervene or give directions to MC employees. They can contact sanitary inspectors for any work. Sanitary inspectors further assign the work to karamcharis,” he added. The councillors have been demanding dedicated safai karamcharis for their wards. The MC provides safai karamcharis at zone level, not for any individual ward. Sanitary inspectors give directions and distribute the task among the safai karamcharis on zone level. The Mayor assured them that no such system would be implemented ...
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‘Book officials failing to enforce manual scavenging law’ 26.6.2018 Hindu: Kerala
Spots identified for desilting manholes as part of pre-monsoon exercise
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Waste rots as dispute rages over Dhakoli dump site 25.6.2018 The Tribune
Satinder Pal Singh Zirakpur, June 24 Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-hyped Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has taken a beating in the Dhakoli area after private safai karamcharis stopped door-to-door collection of garbage due to the ongoing row over the dumping site. Safai karamcharis alleged that some politically influential people in Dhakoli had fenced the area with barbed wires to prevent them from disposing of garbage as the people living in the vicinity complained of stench emanating from the secondary dumping point. When this correspondent visited the site, he found the area fenced as alleged by safai karamcharis, besides two signage boards erected at both ends warning people of fine of Rs 500 if caught dumping garbage at the site and initiation of proceeding against violators. Instead of probing the matter against the people, who fenced the area, officials concerned gave an indication that they were hand in glove with encroachers, said sources. When asked about fencing of the secondary point, chief ...
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Poor sanitation at ESIHospital irks panel member 25.6.2018 Hindu: Home
‘Programmes will be organised soon to sensitise MTC sanitation workers’
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After poor show, blame game begins 24.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, June 23 While Panchkula has figured at the bottom in the tricity in the Swachh Survekshan 2018, people responsible for the city’s sanitary have entered into blame game over poor ranking. While Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia says the Haryana Government did not support them in the Swachh Survekshan and the ruling party’s MLA should answer reasons behind Panchkula’s 142nd rank, MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said the District Administration headed by the previous Deputy Commissioner in 2017 did not provide adequate cooperation. Though Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal has thanked schools, hospitals, hotels, HUDA, park development committees, RWAs and officers of the Income Tax Department, along with MC officials and workers for putting efforts, Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia said there was no support from the Haryana Government and result is in front of all of us. The MLA should give answer to Panchkula residents, the Mayor said. MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said he had joined as the ...
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MC to take help of nambardars to curb illegal construction 23.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 22 To keep a check on illegal constructions in all the 95 Wards of the city, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has planned to ‘fix’ duty of reporting new constructions in each Ward on nambardars (head of safai karamcharis). The MC deploys a nambardar as chief of safai karacmharis in each Ward. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu has pinned hope on nambardars to keep a check on undergoing constructions in the city as the MC building branch has failed to do so. Safai karamcharis of the MC are supposed to visit each street of the respective area as per their routine duty while nambardars record their attendance everyday. “We are going to fix duty of nambardars to keep a check on new constructions in their respective wards. As they record attendance of safai karamcharis twice a day, they will be given the task to make a report on under construction buildings in each street. These nambardars can keep check on new construction of houses, commercial and other buildings,” said ...
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