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Pilgrims granted permission to use river during festival 31.1.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Bombay high court on Friday granted interim permission for authorities to allow people to go into the river flowing near Pandharpur during the two-day festival, Magh Ekadashi. The court however asked the authorities to create awareness and make sure that the river is not polluted. The court was hearing PIL filed by Campaign Against Manual Scavenging which alleged that the inhuman practice of collecting human excreta continued even today as there are very few toilets available in Pandharpur town, Solapur district which is visited by lakhs of pilgrims during the festival. After the judges showed anguish over the state government’s apathy towards manual scavengers in Pandharpur, the court was assured that the urban development department, civic body and the temple trust would construct hundreds of permanent, temporary and mobile toilets for pilgrims so that nobody is made to clean human waste. The division bench also stated that no such permission would be given in the future till the authorities ...
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Pilgrims granted permission to use river during festival 31.1.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Bombay high court on Friday granted interim permission for authorities to allow people to go into the river flowing near Pandharpur during the two-day festival, Magh Ekadashi. The court however asked the authorities to create awareness and make sure that the river is not polluted. The court was hearing PIL filed by Campaign Against Manual Scavenging which alleged that the inhuman practice of collecting human excreta continued even today as there are very few toilets available in Pandharpur town, Solapur district which is visited by lakhs of pilgrims during the festival. After the judges showed anguish over the state government’s apathy towards manual scavengers in Pandharpur, the court was assured that the urban development department, civic body and the temple trust would construct hundreds of permanent, temporary and mobile toilets for pilgrims so that nobody is made to clean human waste. The division bench also stated that no such permission would be given in the future till the authorities ...
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HC summons UDH secy, JMC CEO over lack of cleanliness in city 29.1.2015 Jaipur News, Jaipur City News | Cities News - Times of India
The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday summoned principal secretary, UDH and the JMC CEO to be personally present in the court on February 23 over non-compliance of its directions for maintaining cleanliness in the ...
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Call to end manual scavenging 27.1.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Call to end manual scavenging
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Call to end manual scavenging 27.1.2015 Hindu: Coimbatore
The Aathi Thamizhar Viduthalai Iyakkam on Monday tried to block trains at the Coimbatore Railway Junction demanding that manual scavenging be banned. The organisation condemned the Clean India Camp...
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Subir Roy: What does life hold for a rag picker? 23.1.2015 All Opinion Stories
The shanties along the railway line for local trains near Park Circus station in east Kolkata are not so different from similar encroachments across the country. Many of them are home to rag pickers, who occupy perhaps the lowest rung in urban ...
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India’s shame 21.1.2015 FrontLine: Social Issues
“SHAMEFUL”, “degrading”, “dehumanising”, “disgusting”, “obnoxious”, “abhorrent”, a “blot on humanity”—these are some of the words used to describe “manual scavenging”, which in plain language mean...
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Army officials, civilians take up 'Clean India' mission in Kashmir 21.1.2015 New Kerala: India News
Read Full story of 'Army officials, civilians take up 'Clean India' mission in Kashmir' at newkerala.com.
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22 Species of Birds Sighted in Aranmula Airport Area 21.1.2015 The New Indian Express - Kerala - http://newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/
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Swachchh Bharat a historic opportunity: Jack Sim 19.1.2015 Asian Age: India
Jack Sim Calling the Swachchh Bharat Mission an “historic opportunity” to end all health issues arising out of poor sanitation in India, the chief of World Toilet Organisation on Sunday called for imparting of training to people who clean toilets and upgrading their grade to ensure that the dreams of the mission turn into reality. Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organisation, told this newspaper that toilet is the “cheapest medicine” for many diseases that plague the world and sought to rubbish the argument that lack of infrastructure is one of the reason why people defecate in the open. “Infrastructure is just one part of the problem. The actual problem here is the mindset. If you change the mindset then infrastructure would come in automatically. Without demand there will be no supply. So what is imperative now is creating the demand. Once the demand is made, supply will be available,” Mr Sim, whose NGO is organising a summit along with World Education Fund in the capital beginning Monday, ...
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Swachchh Bharat a historic opportunity: Jack Sim 19.1.2015 Asian Age: India
Jack Sim Calling the Swachchh Bharat Mission an “historic opportunity” to end all health issues arising out of poor sanitation in India, the chief of World Toilet Organisation on Sunday called for imparting of training to people who clean toilets and upgrading their grade to ensure that the dreams of the mission turn into reality. Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organisation, told this newspaper that toilet is the “cheapest medicine” for many diseases that plague the world and sought to rubbish the argument that lack of infrastructure is one of the reason why people defecate in the open. “Infrastructure is just one part of the problem. The actual problem here is the mindset. If you change the mindset then infrastructure would come in automatically. Without demand there will be no supply. So what is imperative now is creating the demand. Once the demand is made, supply will be available,” Mr Sim, whose NGO is organising a summit along with World Education Fund in the capital beginning Monday, ...
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Trade licence issue to be made online 18.1.2015 Hindu: Vijayawada
Moving over from the conventional manual method of issuing trade licences, the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) is now taking steps for issue of trade licences online for ensuring transparenc...
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Build Special Ghats for Religious Items, National Green Tribunal Tells Authorities 16.1.2015 NDTV
The National Green Tribunal has directed Irrigation and Flood Control Department and concerned authorities to build special ghats on the banks of Yamuna where people can immerse idols and other ...
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'Swachh' mission silent on key areas 15.1.2015 Deccan Herald - Opinion
The focus of waste management in India seems to have taken an entirely different shape in the form of Swachh Bharath Abhiyan. However, the mission suffers from serious ideological limitations which would lead to fundamental flaws at the implementation level. To take up the issue beyond the TV shows by the celebrities, there is a need to analyse the politics and jurisprudence of the mission and identify its basic deficits. In Ratlam Municipality (1980), the Supreme Court through Justice Krishna Iyer delivered a predictive judgment on the subject. In the words of Justice Iyer, "public nuisance, because of pollutants being discharged by big factories to the detriment of poorer sections is a challenge to the social justice component of the rule of law". The court was anxious about the slum dwellers for whom "bashfulness becomes a luxury and dignity a difficult task". Therefore, waste is also a socio-economic metaphor. A total of 1.37 crore house holdings that make 17.4 per cent of Indian urban habitation ...
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Dump yard amid colonies raises a stink 14.1.2015 HBL: Home
Nearly 10,000 people living in the vicinity of the yard at Danvaigudem reel under air pollution
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Patients choke on trash stench 14.1.2015 The Telegraph : Bihar
Mena Devi, whose son Mithu (24) is admitted in the medicine ward of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial College and Hospital here since January 10, has no option than to use room freshener and incense sticks.
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Littering in Yamuna? Pay a Fine of Rs 5000 13.1.2015 NDTV National
Individuals caught throwing waste items and "religious items" in Yamuna in Delhi will be fined Rs 5,000, the National Green Tribunal has announced. The announcement is in line with the Centre's fresh ...
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The scent from the rubbish 12.1.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
The scent from the rubbish
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Going the Green Way 12.1.2015 newindianexpress.com
Green Worms, an initiative of Delhi University alumni Jabir Karat, tackles waste from private and public gatherings with the motto of facilitating ‘zero waste events’
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The scent from the rubbish 11.1.2015 Hindu: News
Dr. Biju’s “Perariyathavar” makes a potent comment on the lopsided development we are observing around us
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