User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Mar 29 2017 19:57 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Though under BBMP limits, the area is a picture of neglect | Bengaluru News - Times of India 29.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Though under BBMP limits, the area is a picture of neglect | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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Social enterprise keen to help Bengaluru in SWM, but BBMP not keen 27.3.2017 Citizen Matters

I Got Garbage (IGG) is the most poignant instance of IT use in waste management in Bangalore. Almost four years have passed since its inception. How is the social enterprise going on?

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An indelible blot on urban life 25.3.2017 Hindu: News
Despite a clutch of laws and strictures from the highest court of the land the practice of employing human labour to clean sewers continues to this day, claiming the lives of labourers and leaving their families in a lurch.
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Goa: As CM, Parrikar faces law and order, illegal mining, unemployment 20.3.2017 Top Stories
Lately, Goa has been in the news for frighteningly violent crimes against tourists, including rape
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March Against Plastic 18.3.2017 Citizen Matters

The EMPRI office at Doresanipalya Forest Campus was abuzz from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 14th March 2017. EMPRI staff, researchers, citizen activists, representatives from BBMP, Hasiru Dala,  workers and rag pickers, all wearing black Tee shirts waited...
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Ragpickers told to dump thewaste and join mainstream 15.3.2017 Hindu: News
Artistes render songs highlighting problems of children in slums
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Safety gear for Aizawl scavengers 12.3.2017 The Assam Tribune
Safety gear for Aizawl scavengers
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Delhi: Garbage collectors don’t want to be treated as trash 10.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Delhi: Garbage collectors don’t want to be treated as trash
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Health hazards, declining incomes hit waste pickers 10.3.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Rag-pickers rue lack of adequate work, air grievances
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Send it back to where it came from... 8.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Composting policy revealed by Agriculture Minister is going to do a lot of good to the city's garbage scene, says Shivani Shah.

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Why waste management is dominated by women 8.3.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
From organising rag pickers to introducing door-to-door collection, they have set the agenda for the city’s waste management system
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Close to 60 deaths since 2008, but no conviction 7.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Over 25 deaths were reported from Bengaluru, say activists
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Illegal bio-medical waste industry poses a hazard in Gurugram 7.3.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Wearing used rubber gloves, Manthalesh sifts syringes, blood bags, and empty glucose bottles from a heap of garbage. After segregating the harmful medical waste, she puts the items in black polythene bags, which has 'Danger: Bio-Hazard' in bold letters. But the 26-year-old doesn't seem terribly concerned, for she has never been to a school and cannot read the damning warning. "If you want, I can offer you a fair deal," she says, without breaking her pace. Inside the Civil Hospital campus, just a few metres from the entrance, an open pit sends an invitation to everyone to make a good business out of medical waste. But the bio-medical waste has been mixed with regular waste, giving rise to an overwhelming stench, sending the visitors in opposite direction with handkerchiefs on their noses. And it is not just the Civil Hospital. This is a common sight at various healthcare facilities in Gurugram, which flout the Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016, and Bio-Medical Handling Rules of 1998, directed by ...
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The camera exposes a dirty untruth 27.2.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
‘Kakkoos,’ a documentary made by a woman film-maker, says manual scavenging never disappeared
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Families of deceased manual scavengers get 10 lakh each 26.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
10 lakh each to 141 families of deceased manual scavengers, after a Madras high court order.
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Kin of dead manual scavengers given compensation, says Tamil Nadu government 25.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
Thanks to PIL proceedings initiated by a service organisation and a series of judicial orders passed by Madras high court, Tamil Nadu government has now paid up a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to 141 families of deceased manual scavengers in the state.
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A pit stop to change attitudes 22.2.2017 Hindu: Opinion
Pit emptying must become central to India’s efforts to eliminate open defecation
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Saving an endangered bird -- with tricks, tactics and love 20.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Its not a typically pretty bird to 'ooh and 'aah over. Far from it, the Greater Adjutant Stork is a big bird with a dull-orange bill and grey, black and white feathers. An endangered species, its numbers were plummeting until wildlife biologist Purnima Devi Barman intervened and, nine years later, has led a village here to become the worlds largest breeding colony for this bird.
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Wet and dry waste to be collected separately from your doorstep 18.2.2017 Hindu: News
BBMP hopes this method will prevent mixing of waste after segregation
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'Article 19 and untouchability cannot co-exist' 8.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Magsay-say award winner and convener of National Safai Karmachari Andolan Bezwada Wilson opined that Article 19 and untouchability cannot co-exist. Speaking after inaugurating 'Article-19,' the four-day communication fest organised by School of Communication (SOC), Manipal University, the activist said manual scavenging shows how Indians have gradually destroyed the humanity in the society. A situation is created to confine humans in a particular caste even if the person resists doing so. "We never recognise the resistance. Manual scavenging is not by choice," he said. Stating that the question of livelihood loomed high as the system compelled them to the task, he urged the society to try to understand that no human beings are happy to clean someone else's faeces. Untouchability is a threat for Article 19, he said. Understanding untouchability is the need of the hour. Universities have failed to understand the context. The rights of manual scavengers, where more than 93% are women, are ...
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