User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
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New waste management initiative launched 27.7.2015 The Assam Tribune
New waste management initiative launched
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Readers mail 27.7.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Readers mail
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Readers mail 27.7.2015 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh

Shifting of villages

The recent emphatic statement by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu that some villages that come in the broad architecture of the proposed State Capita...
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Palike parking shed turns waste collection centre 23.7.2015 deccanherald.com
The once under-utilised Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) parking shed at Seshadripuram is now a full-fledged Dry Waste Collection Centre (DWCC) that is running successfully. Venkatesh, 39, earlier a ragpicker now works for the Palike and has single-handedly run the DWCC for the past four years. With the help and determination of the BBMP Solid Waste Management Expert Committee Chief, N S Ramakanth, the shed that was a menace to the public was turned into a DWCC. The collection centre located on 1st Main Road, Nagappa Street, Seshadripuram in Ward No 77 was a cesspool of sorts with bad smell emanating from the drainage under it, recollects Ramakanth. Ramakanth said that he struggled for two to three years to get permission from the BBMP higher authorities to make use of the shed. "Garbage lorries would park here leading to traffic jams for hours together. Also, the shed was on a sewage drain and most of the shed space was unutilised," he said. That was when Ramakanth decided to convert it into a ...
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A sanitation solution 21.7.2015 Hindu: Home
It is the mentality of treating public space as nobody’s space that results in grave sanitation issues (“ Also found in: [+]
Kerala’s plans to get rid of stray dogs could bite it in the butt 20.7.2015 FirstPost: Life

Kerala is supposedly suffering from an increased number of dog bite incidents

The post Kerala’s plans to get rid of stray dogs could bite it in the butt appeared first on Firstpost.

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Temporary toilets force ‘indirect’ manual scavenging 20.7.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Temporary toilets force ‘indirect’ manual scavenging
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Trash strewn on streets piles on citizens’ woes 20.7.2015 Thane - City - The Times of India
The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has come under fire from activists and residents for delay in lifting garbage from the city’s ...
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Sanitary workers dread Pandharpur festival 20.7.2015 Hindu: National
Though open-air pit toilets are being constructed, the Bombay HC had directed against their use, and their role in "indirect" manual scavenging.
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Rag pickers get ID cards, and recognition as a workforce 18.7.2015 Chennai News, Tamil News, Chennai City News, Tamil Nadu News | TOI City News
E Sivakami, 30, is a rag picker. And she has an identity card to prove that. Chennai Corporation has issued the first set of ID cards to 20 rag pickers out of the 430 it has identified at the Perungudi dump ...
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Commissioner stresses on importance of waste management 17.7.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Commissioner stresses on importance of waste management
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Zulfiqar Khan: From messiah to pariah 14.7.2015 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Zulfiqar Khan, the man behind Theatre Age and once an aspiring actor, would often stage plays with his ...
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India’s sanitation puzzle: Missing the complete picture? 13.7.2015 India Together

The focus on ending open defecation and ensuring a toilet in every home is a limited one. Lasting success will require a much larger focus on sanitation, writes Aditya Bhol.

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Karnataka worst in the south in manual scavenging numbers 8.7.2015 Hindu: National
The figures may be under-reported as the definition of manual scavengers was amended in 2013.
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Robotic Excavators to Replace Manual Scavengers in City 7.7.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Bicycle with bin for pourakarmikas 7.7.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
The sight of a pourakarmika sifting through dirt with his bare hands may make one cringe but it was enough to stir this boy into ...
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Corporation junks waste-sorting plan 6.7.2015 TOI: Chennai
While Chennai hurtles toward a more urban future, its dwellers are not lagging behind in generating garbage at an alarming rate. Back in 2013, Corporation of Chennai had formu lated a simple yet ambitious plan to segregate the city's rubbish. However, after a long wait of three years, the civic body has dumped the plan owing to high ...
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Ragpickers to get national award 3.7.2015 Telegraph: Front Page
The government proposes to institute a national award for ragpickers to recognise their services in waste management and in keeping India clean, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.
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Rag pickers to be recognised with National Award 3.7.2015 deccanherald.com
Now, rag pickers services will be recognised by the government which has decided to give national award for their contribution to keep India clean. "There are millions of rag pickers in the country. This informal sector has saved the country. They are doing a good job and I have decided to recognise their efforts. We will grant national award," Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said at an event on waste management here. The national award, with a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh, will be given to three best rag pickers and three associations involved in innovation of best practices, he added. Stating that rag pickers are helping to some extent in handling waste, the Minister pitched for setting up of a credible agency like Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) that can guide municipal bodies to take measures to address waste management in a scientific way. "At present, agencies that handle solid waste are working on contractual basis and this has failed miserably. Handling waste cannot always be a profitable ...
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Now, a National Award for rag pickers 3.7.2015 Hindu: S & T
The national award, with a cash prize of Rs. 1.5 lakh, will be given to three best rag pickers and three associations.
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