User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Jul 17 2019 18:08 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How one of Delhi’s tallest structures is contributing to climate change 17.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Intense summers are not uncommon in Delhi, but when temperatures soared to 48 degrees this June, it was a record even by city standards. Could emissions from the East Delhi Ghazipur landfill have had a role to play?
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Shifting city’s garbage disposal site poses problem 13.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Shifting city’s garbage disposal site poses problem
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Skill Development Programmes for Socially and Economically Backward Categories 21.6.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship implements the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (2016 - 2020) to encourage and promote skill development for the youth throughout the country.
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801 Workers Died Cleaning Sewers Since 1993: Central Panel Chief 13.6.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
As many as 801 sanitation workers have died while cleaning sewers in the country since 1993, said Manhar Valjibhai Zala, chairperson, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK), Thursday.
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Inside Dehradun’s Bindal slum, where the city’s waste pickers live 11.6.2019 Citizen Matters
Despite the crucial role they play in the city, efforts to improve the living conditions of Dehradun's waste pickers -- mostly migrants -- have been minimal and they continue to live in unsafe conditions, with little or no assistance from the Municipal Corporation.
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Boy, 12, Dies After He Gets Locked Inside A Car Trying To Avoid Heat 5.6.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
A 12-year-old ragpicker, who was trying to protect himself from heat by taking shelter in a parked car, suffocated to death apparently after the doors of the vehicle got locked automatically, police...
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Delhi: Garbage mountain at Ghazipur landfill will be taller than Taj Mahal by 2020, says report 4.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
An unidentified Delhi municipal official told news agency AFP that 2,000 tonnes of garbage are dumped at the landfill every day.
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In a slum near Mumbai’s Deonar dumping ground, life is a constant health battle 25.4.2019 Scroll.in
The sewers in the area are overflowing and the air pungent, and yet, there seems to be no political will to make a difference.
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People in this Mumbai slum barely make it to 40; here’s why 24.4.2019 Citizen Matters
For decades, waste has been Mumbai's teeming, unsolvable problem. Slums around the city's dumping ground are now Asia's largest, exposing ragpickers and the general population to serious health risks. All plans and commitments to waste management, meanwhile, appear figurative.
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One man fights against plastic in the state through recycling 18.4.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
One man fights against plastic in the state through recycling
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Venezuelan scavengers vie with vultures for Brazilian trash 16.4.2019 Reuters: World News
Surrounded by vultures perched on trees awaiting their turn, Venezuelan migrants scrape out a living scavenging for metal, plastic, cardboard and food in a Brazilian border town's rubbish dump.
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Here’s what citizens are demanding for inclusive and just urban development 16.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Members of civil society organizations, urban poor and worker collectives place their demands that reimagine cities and envision more inclusive and sustainable urban development, so that there is a place for all in these cities.
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Workers Doing India's Dirtiest Job Say PM Modi Has Failed Them 7.4.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Five sanitation workers, all from the lowest rung of India's caste system, were chosen in late February to meet a very important guest: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Workers doing India's dirtiest job say Modi has failed them 7.4.2019 Reuters: Top News
Five sanitation workers, all from the lowest rung of India's caste system, were chosen in late February to meet a very important guest: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Slow on sanitation 27.3.2019 Hindu: Opinion
Policymakers have failed to use technological advances made in treating faecal sludge
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Delhi: Two dead after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning restaurant’s sewage treatment plant 24.3.2019 Scroll.in
The two men were sent to clean the kitchen waste plant without any safety gear.
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Delhi sewer-cleaning machine project reinforces link between Dalits and sanitation work, say critics 4.3.2019 Scroll.in
The state government does not own the machines it launched last week. Instead, members of the Dalit community will get loans to buy them.
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City Buzz: Delhi bid to end manual scavenging | Rs 6500 crore for Mumbai Metro | Pune resilience plan..and more! 4.3.2019 Citizen Matters
Will Delhi finally be able to end manual scavenging with technology? What are Mumbai Metro's plans with the historic loan from ADB? And why is Kolkata Metro causing serious concern among commuters? Catch a recap of some of the important headlines from our cities last week.
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Two rallies and a ‘GR wapsi’: Why sanitation workers held protests in Delhi and Mumbai on Monday 26.2.2019 Scroll.in
From minimum wages to less hazardous working conditions, sweepers, sewer cleaners and garbage collectors across India have similar demands from the government.
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Delhi May Use Robots To Clean Sewers, Septic Tanks 21.2.2019 NDTV News - Latest
In an attempt to fully eradicate manual scavenging from the Indian capital, the Delhi government is working towards robotic solutions for cleaning sewers and septic tanks.
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