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Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
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Has Law to Prohibit Manual Scavenging Been Implemented, High Court Asks Civic Agencies 25.7.2014 NDTV
The Delhi High Court has sought response from municipal agencies, especially the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), on whether they have complied with the provisions of the 2013 law prohibiting employment of ...
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Pune model may be emulated by GMC 24.7.2014 The Assam Tribune
Pune model may be emulated by GMC
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Green waste collection at MPs' door on South Avenue 22.7.2014 TOI: Delhi Times
Flats belonging to MPs on South Avenue will soon have a door-to-door waste collection service run by ...
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Government department does social (in)justice to rag-pickers’ kids 18.7.2014 DNA: Mumbai
Pune: The president of the Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat,  Mohan Nanavre (KKPKPMN) has condemned the Department of Social Justice as it failed to fulfil the requirements of needy students. The president also wants the name of the department to be changed to the department of social (in)justice. According to Nanavre, the department has miserably failed to do its duties and has also caused monetary losses to thousands of waste pickers in Maharashtra by not including their children in the centrally sponsored scheme of pre-matric scholarships, otherwise given to children of those working in unclean occupations, even after one year since the central government issued an order to include them. Under the scheme, day scholars are entitled to Rs 1850 per year and hostelites get Rs 8000 per year. The scheme was stated in 1978 to enable children of those in unclean occupations to enter the educational mainstream. “A performance audit covering the period from 2008-09 to 2012-13 has revealed deficiencies in ...
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Civic body to take steps to abolishing manual scavenging 18.7.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Civic body to take steps to abolishing manual scavenging
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Posh area of Vimannagar turn into garbage sorting center 16.7.2014 DNA: Opinion
PUNE: Posh residential complexes, shopping malls and commercial establishments have developed Vimannagar into an elite area but when it comes to Pune Municipal Corporation's duty of taking care of the hygiene of the area, the civic body has entirely failed in its duty. The residents of Vimannagar claimed that inspite of spending Rs 10 lakh to build garbage sorting shed, but still the garbage is being segregated on streets. The residents claimed that they have written various letters to Pune Municipal authorities but they are not paying attention to their demands of starting operations of garbage sorting sheds. Quaneez Sukhrani, conveyor of Vimannagar Citizens forum told dna, " It is such a pathetic situation in Vimannagar area that the ragpickers keep sorting the wet and dry garbage on public spaces such as roads, parking lots, footpaths or open plots and make whole area dirty with garbage. Now the rainy days have started which adds to the unhygienic conditions prevailing in the area. There is a danger ...
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Monsoon showers diseases on rag pickers 15.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Monsoon showers diseases on rag pickers
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Far from respite, monsoon showers diseases on rag pickers (Social Feature) 13.7.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Delhi citizens are eagerly awaiting the onset of the monsoon for a respite from the oppressive heat. However, for the tens of thousands of city rag pickers - who play a major but unofficial role in the waste management chain - the rains bring a host ...
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Far from respite, monsoon showers diseases on rag pickers (Social Feature) 13.7.2014 New Kerala: India News
By Shweta Sharma and Shradha Chettri, New Delhi, July 13 : Delhi citizens are eagerly awaiting the onset of the monsoon for a respite from the oppressive heat. However, for the tens of thousands of city rag pickers - who play a major but unofficial role in the waste management chain - the rains bring a host of diseases like Hepatitis A and E, diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid and also dengue.
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Footpath woes leave pedestrians on road 10.7.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The garbage scene in the City is deplorable. What's appalling is the trash strewn on pavements. With garbage bins virtually missing, some people think it is their right to dump garbage on pavements and in the gaps, thanks to missing slabs on foot paths. This makes it impossible for pedestrians to walk on pavements. Bangaloreans lament the sad state of the pavements in the City. "Some people consider pavements as an easy option for garbage disposal. The pedestrian paths in the City, especially in places around Lalbagh, near Malleswaram bridge, near Milk Colony, Rajajinagar, Malleswaram Circle bus stand, Central Silk Board have become garbage homes," states Sukruth MS, a professional. He points out that once a small pile of rubbish accumulates on a pavement, it attracts more garbage, which in turn blocks the pedestrian path. "Around the City Market, the garbage on pavement has gone out of control. The sad part is even though the market is cleaned on a regular basis, there is often garbage on the ...
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Bareilly gets 10-day ultimatum on manual scavenging 8.7.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Bareilly gets 10-day ultimatum on manual scavenging
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'Made to Clear Human Waste with Hands' 7.7.2014 The New Indian Express - Tamil Nadu - http://newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/
While law bans manual scavenging, two local government bodies in Virudhunagar in open violation of the existing laws force sanitary workers to clean human excreta often with bare hands.
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It's all about recycling low-value dry garbage 2.7.2014 deccanherald.com
Sixty per cent of the city's garbage could be segregated as wet waste to eventually produce tonnes of nutrients-rich manure. But another 30 per cent is recyclable dry waste, only a third of which is currently seen as worth recycling! Reason: The recyclers and ragpickers find profit only in the high-value portion. The bulk of the dry waste, the low-value papers and plastics, ends up on the road to the landfills. For a City struggling to reduce the load on landfills, this model was definitely unsustainable. A strategy had to be evolved to make even the low-value dry waste economically viable. Dictated by the demand for high-value dry waste, ragpickers would pick up only such items. This had to change. Saahas, a City-based waste management organisation took up the challenge. It identified early that transporting such dry waste was an issue. Explained Saahas founder-member, Wilma Rodrigues, "Taking the low-value dry waste to far away collection centres proved costlier than the scraps' value. It made economic ...
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Slumdogs kick football, carve out success stories 1.7.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Slumdogs kick football, carve out success stories
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Dwarka to get first 'zero waste' project 1.7.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
For Dwarka residents, sanitation has been a pending concern.Efforts and false starts notwithstanding, South Delhi Municipal Corporation has been unable to streamline the waste management system in the ...
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It's a ragbag of plans 29.6.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
They are called ragpickers but they live in an age where waste could be converted into wealth thanks to recycling. No wonder they are a vital cog in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) scheme of things for solid waste management. The BBMP has decided to cash in on the fact thatragpickers can segregate waste better than anybody else. At least they are familiar with picking dry waste and one doesn't have to train them in that aspect. The BBMP is currently seeking the help of 150 rag-pickers just to pick dry waste, which will be handed over to various NGOs for processing purposes. Talking about the whole concept, M Lakshminarayana, Commissioner, BBMP, says, "The ragpickers belong to the unorganised sector. We are trying to train them and organise them with regards to collecting dry waste. They will be paid a sum of Rs 6000 per month and given a bicycle to move from one place to the other. We have also tied up with a few NGOs for the same." The ragpickers or waste pickers as they are called, ...
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A website to help you to get help from ragpickers 27.6.2014 Citizen Matters

Hiring a waste vendor is just a mouse-click away. The website makes you waste-sensitive!

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A website to help you manage your garbage better in Bengaluru 27.6.2014 Citizen Matters

Hiring a waste vendor is just a mouse-click away. The website makes you waste-sensitive!

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Six amazing groups in Bangalore that show how to manage waste in style 24.6.2014 Citizen Matters

Do not crib that government is not doing anything. Here are some groups and organisations to inspire you to do your own bit for Bengaluru.

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There’s always one to clear your mess! 24.6.2014 India Together

Despite the enactment of a law prohibiting the casteist and deplorable practice of manual scavenging, many continue to labour in the profession in the face of neglect, deprivation and indignity. Pushpa Achanta draws attention to the injustice meted out to manual scavengers and other sanitary workers.

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