User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
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Toilets lend respect to slum women 8.2.2016 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
For Rehana Biwi, Mamoni Das, Sajida Begum and Muni Saha, living in shanties along Rajabazar, privacy and dignity are alien ...
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Women Entrepreneurs Rock at Jamboree 4.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Ragpickers battle toxic fumes and hunger as Deonar fire smoulders 2.2.2016 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
By 6am on Thursday, Shanti Nagar, a basti near the Deonar landfill, was engulfed in a dense ...
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5,000 kg of Plastic Bags Seized in January 2.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
Officials go after covers thinner than 40 microns.
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No hospitals, no schools, just garbage 2.2.2016 Hindu: Delhi
Sanitation workers meet L-G, throw garbage at Delhi Tourism Minister’s residence; teachers join protest; hospitals attend to emergency cases only
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Kendrapada woman makes best out of waste 1.2.2016 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
Bilasini Nath, 50, a housewife from Dashipur village in Kendrapada district, has been making beautiful baskets, pen stands, cellphone stands, flowers, animals and other items using waste materials for the past two years.
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Something is Rotten in the State of Delhi: It's Politics 31.1.2016 newindianexpress.com
There is something rotten in the city of Delhi. It is politics. Ahead of the MCD polls scheduled for April 2017, the new poll calculus depends on the delimitation of Delhi’s 272 municipal wards.
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City chokes as corporation grapples with fire 30.1.2016 Hindu: Home
For second day, a toxic cloud of smoke emanates from Deonar dumping ground; doctors see a rise in number of patients with breathing problems, dry cough
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Financial help sought to construct toilets 25.1.2016 Hindu: Cities
Asks companies to contribute from their CSR funds
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Mini-lorry remodelled as mobile toilet 22.1.2016 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Vellore Corporation looking for public response to the project in crowded places
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Rugby a game changer for Dhapa slum children 21.1.2016 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
Till four years ago, children at Ananta Badal - a slum off the EM Bypass near Dhapa - would pass their time doing odd jobs or loitering.Few went to school and fewer were interested in ...
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Market development aid of ₹1,500/tonne for city compost 20.1.2016 HBL: Home
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a policy on promotion of city compost, including market development assistance of ₹1,500/tonne to scale up its production and sale. “Market development assistan...
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TN Accounts for 20 Percentage Deaths in Manholes in India 20.1.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Notes from the street 19.1.2016 FrontLine: The Nation
Balaknama, a tabloid run by street children in New Delhi, tells stories of their world in their words, empowering and transforming the lives of thousands of children in the process. By DIVYA TRIVEDI
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Hits and misses of 13th Mumbai marathon 18.1.2016 Asian Age: Mumbai
While locals complain of difficulty in getting around due to barricades, cafe owners and rag-pickers make a killing off the event The much-touted 13th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon came with its fair share of trouble and joy for Mumbaikars. Locals on the route of the marathon complained of being unable to get around due to the barriers and even found it difficult to reach basic services like going to the market or to the hospital. However, some establishments along the marathon route were happy with the event as it boosted their sales by nearly 70 per cent and the marathon presented scavengers an opportunity to collect waste that would have taken them a month to accumulate. Trouble started for citizens as the roads were closed with barriers. People who wanted to go to Cama Hospital from CST had to take a long alternative route, and those wanting to go to Metro cinema, from CST station struggled to get past the barricades. Seventy two-year-old Kanta Devi Vyas was miffed with the ...
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Civic body dumps garbage in Krishnanagar colony 18.1.2016 Asian Age: India
Residents complain GHMC trucks get city waste and dump it in open land. Hyderabad: Residents of Krishna Nagar colony in Lalapet have lodged a complaint with police, saying GHMC vehicles are dumping garbage in a private land in the middle of the residential area. And, with GHMC polls approaching, both the civic body as also the cops are promising prompt action to set things right. As per the complaint, the open plot, which has a big shed, is generally used for conducting functions. At nights, miscreants use the area for boozing and disturbing the area’s peace. To top it, tens of GHMC trolleys are dumping garbage on this campus on a daily basis for the past few days. Rag pickers, then on, segregate cables and burn them to extract metal from them to be sold as scrap. Nearly ten such people are engaged in sorting out plastics, tyres, cardboard and other material, to be sold as scrap. According to the residents, the plot is owned by someone who resides in Tarnaka, and that he gave it on lease to one ...
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Hits and misses of 13th Mumbai marathon 18.1.2016 Asian Age: Mumbai
While locals complain of difficulty in getting around due to barricades, cafe owners and rag-pickers make a killing off the event The much-touted 13th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon came with its fair share of trouble and joy for Mumbaikars. Locals on the route of the marathon complained of being unable to get around due to the barriers and even found it difficult to reach basic services like going to the market or to the hospital. However, some establishments along the marathon route were happy with the event as it boosted their sales by nearly 70 per cent and the marathon presented scavengers an opportunity to collect waste that would have taken them a month to accumulate. Trouble started for citizens as the roads were closed with barriers. People who wanted to go to Cama Hospital from CST had to take a long alternative route, and those wanting to go to Metro cinema, from CST station struggled to get past the barricades. Seventy two-year-old Kanta Devi Vyas was miffed with the ...
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The three important R's 14.1.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
It might appear strange but it is true that much before the advanced countries felt the need to recycle, we have been doing it for decades, mostly through our kabadiwalas, who go from door to door to collect all discarded items and pay money for these too! Then there are the ragpickers who recycle the daily household waste. We tend to preserve old newspapers, magazines, bottles, metal cans and milk plastic pouches carefully and sell these to the recyclers who send these for further processing. However, citizens in the advanced countries are not so lucky. They have to recycle by bagging items like paper, plastics, glass (coloured as well as clear) and metal cans in separate bags to be kept on the curb for recycling. They do not get any money for these items. Often, big recycling bins are provided at malls and other places, where one is supposed to place the paper, plastics, glass and metals for recycling separately. In general, segregation of waste is done by exception rather than a rule in our social ...
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Ragpickers may get job to segregate solid waste 14.1.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Ragpickers may get job to segregate solid waste
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Peru's new garbage police 13.1.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Peru's new garbage police
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