User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Waste :: Hazardous Waste
Last updated: Jul 19 2017 02:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Drowning for sand: miners risk all for building boom 18.7.2017 deccanherald.com
At dawn on a sultry summer morning, Balaram Raute stood on a boat bobbing in a murky creek outside Mumbai, waiting for the sun to light up the water so he could dive in to dig sand. Minutes later he was neck-deep in Vasai Creek where untreated chemicals and industrial waste float - and, at times, the corpses of fellow workers. While authorities and mining officials deny the existence or the dangers of an illegal sand mining industry, a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation found miners are dying to meet rising demand from a booming construction sector. Although there is no official data, studies estimate illegal extraction of sand in India generates about $150 million a year with the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra the main hotspots. An investigation in Mumbai, the nearby city of Thane, and villages in the neighbouring district of Palghar over two months found evidence of at least two deaths in the past year and more in the past few years - none of which were reported. "I don't feel scared," said ...
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Drowning for sand: miners risk all for India's building boom 18.7.2017 Hindu: National
A Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation found miners are dying to meet rising demand from a booming construction sector
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Sustainable Development of Riverside Urban Frontage by Morphogenesis 18.7.2017 New Kerala: India News
NEW DELHI, July 18, 2017: Morphogenesis presents an urban intervention for sustainable restoration of a historic interface between the space of human habitation and the space of water.
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BDO finds 60 structures sans loos at Kavlem 14.7.2017 TOI: Goa
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Seven projects of Kalasalingam University students get funds 12.7.2017 Hindu: News
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has chosen seven projects of students of Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil, for funding under the Startup-NIDHI. The objectives of Startup-National I...
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PCB seizes vehicle carrying pollutants 8.7.2017 Hindu: News
In another instance of industrial waste being dumped in water bodies, the Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) seized another vehicle involved in the illegal activity on Friday night. A tea...
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Montpellier Club President Nicollin dies at 74 30.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Louis Nicollin, the founding father and President of Ligue 1 football club Montpellier, died on his 74th birthday.
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Socially-conscious e-waste warrior aims at Bengaluru cleanup 25.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In a mushrooming urban landscape where waste disposal is becoming big business, meet one of India's new breed of waste warriors -- Saahas Zero Waste (SZW) is an enterprise with the motto of making maximum social impact in the area of sustainable urban development.
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Indians to live in urban areas by 2050, wastes to grow 5% per year 25.6.2017 News
An ASSOCHAM report says poorly managed wastes impact economy and growth in the long run
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City artists show how to upcycle waste artistically 25.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
City artists show how to upcycle waste artistically
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Cash crunch stalls renovation of temple tanks 22.6.2017 Hindu: Home
For a department that manages over 33,000 temples, lack of funds is something that plagues the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department day-in and day-out. Be it the renovation of a temple...
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Adityanath gives nod to CBI probe into Gomti River Front project 19.6.2017 News
95% of budget allocated for the cause had been spent yet less than 60% of work was completed
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Jaisalmer to shun plastic, use recycled sari bags 19.6.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Focus on creating job opportunities 9.6.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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Big push for private investment 9.6.2017 Hindu: National
Draft industrial policy extends patronage to public sector undertakings
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WATCH: After Bengaluru, toxic foam from a Hyderabad drain spills on to streets 9.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
The thick layer of toxic foam nearly covers the drain, and strong winds carry some of the foam to the nearby houses.
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Centre of Excellence holds 1st training for green building 8.6.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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CM Siddaramaiah to forest department: Crores planted, but where have all those saplings gone? 6.6.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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NMMC comes up with red bins for e-waste, hazardous waste 6.6.2017 Hindu: News
Three bins placed at civic body headquarters, Wonders Park and Inorbit Mall
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5K run organised for lake revival 5.6.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
MP, film personalities participate
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