User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Sep 19 2016 17:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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5 explosive devices found near New Jersey train station after series of weekend attacks in US 19.9.2016 India Today| Must Read
Five suspicious devices found in a trash can near a New Jersey train station might contain a live explosive device, the city's mayor said.
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Protest against dumping of waste along roads 17.9.2016 Hindu: Home
Spoiling the charm of Onam and Bakrid celebrations, unidentified miscreants dumped large bundles of untreated slaughterhouse waste along the new bypass road and in rivers. The stinking bundles also co...
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Step up the value 14.9.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Whenever we decide to declutter our wardrobe, we end up discarding a pile of clothes we don't use anymore. Either because we no longer fit into them or they are old and faded or for the simple reason that we don't have enough space to keep them. What do you do with these clothes then? Pack them all up in a bag and place it next to the trash bin. Right? However, there are many who let their creative juices flow and end up upcycling the abandoned clothes into something usable. Giving a new shape to unused clothes is the mantra that many are following these days. "I started upcycling old clothes about seven to eight years back. I was at the tailor's shop one day and saw a pile of fabrics left behind for ragpickers to come and collect. Most of the time they simply burn the fabric or sometimes use the better pieces of cloth in their homes. I was taken aback by this and that's when I gave a serious thought to upcycling clothes and reusing them as much as possible," says Bhairavi Malkani. She started off by ...
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Stinking Delhi: Unheard stories of manual scavengers in national capital, many of whom are educated 11.9.2016 India Today| Must Read
According to a survey, there are at least 233 manual scavengers in Delhi. About five of them have studied beyond Class 12th, including one who is a postgraduate.
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Dead fish found floating on polluted Varthur lake 7.9.2016 deccanherald.com
Many dead cat fish were seen floating on the polluted Varthur Lake, in East Bengaluru on Wednesday. Experts point out that this was an sign that the lake is beyond repair now. But officials said they were unaware of the fish kill. Jagadish Reddy Nagappa, a resident of Varthur said he found dead catfish floating on the lake during his morning walk on Wednesday. The water level in the lake had dropped and there was an increase in solid waste floating on the lake. A lot of plastic was floating on the lake because ragpickers throw unwanted waste into the lake, he said. The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is the custodian of the 445.8-acre lake. Officer Shivashankar said he was unaware of any fish kill in the lake. "I am not aware of the issue. The government gives funds to develop the lake. Pollution should be managed by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. So far, we have not taken up any development work. We have told the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board that unless sewage entry into ...
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​ Med waste poses risk to SNMC patients 5.9.2016 TOI: All Headlines
​ Med waste poses risk to SNMC patients
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Chennai Corporation employs scavengers without giving them protective gear 2.9.2016 TOI: Chennai
Flouting all safety aspects, the Greater Chennai Corporation on Friday engaged a team of manual scavengers from Salem to work on a damaged storm water drain on Rajamannar Salai without giving them protective gear.
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Voices of Tuberculosis - A booklet on narratives of the patients on living with TB 30.8.2016 DNA: Health
We rarely hear from those most affected by TB. The TB narrative in India is dominated by experts and doctors.
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Turtles simply cannot clean the toxic sludge that is the River Ganga 23.8.2016 FirstPost: India

If the Ganga river is a moving feast of corpses and plants, these creatures ought to thrive with no help from humans.

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City ragpicker to world: Treat us like any other worker 22.8.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
She set foot in an airport and took a flight for the first time."I didn't know about pilots at all.All this while I thought planes fly into the sky by themselves.
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NDMC’s clean-up plan keeps ragpickers out 21.8.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
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Tuberculosis tales: the trials and triumphs of patients 19.8.2016 HBL: Home
Survivors on their struggles, stigma and the little help on medical, nutritional fronts
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‘The focus has to be on the safai karamchari women’ 17.8.2016 FrontLine: Home
Interview with Bezwada Wilson, national convener of the Safai Karamchari Andolan and recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for his work for manual scavengers. By ZIYA US SALAM
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City NGOs hold special I-Day events for destitute & street kids 16.8.2016 TOI: All Headlines
City NGOs hold special I-Day events for destitute & street kids
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Ragpicker girl rejects child marriage, defies community 10.8.2016 Hubli - City - The Times of India
Swati (name changed) not just refused child marriage strongly but also taught lessons of law to her community of rag pickers.
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800 new bus shelters 10.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
800 new bus shelters
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“Strict action against those resorting to manual scavenging” 10.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
“Strict action against those resorting to manual scavenging”
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“Strict action against those resorting to manual scavenging” 10.8.2016 Hindu: News
Septic tank operators should discharge the effluent water only at the places notified by the City Corporation and the hotel owners and marriage hall owners should not directly let the sewage waters in...
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‘Use machines to clean drains, don’t employ men’ 9.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Use machines to clean drains, don’t employ men’
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‘Use machines to clean drains, don’t employ men’ 9.8.2016 Hindu: Madurai
Following the recent death of a conservancy worker here while cleaning underground drainage, Corporation Commissioner Sandeep Nanduri on Monday urged the public to use machines for cleaning drains and...
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