User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: May 21 2018 16:10 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Dalit man beaten to death in Rajkot 21.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
A Dalit man was allegedly tied to a wall and beaten to death at an industrial area in Rajkot, Gujarat. According to local Police, Mukesh Vania, a ra
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Anti-waste drive begins in Sakinaka 15.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Campaign started in Tunga village
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I will continue to fight for rights of poor, says Nirmala from CPI(ML), Yeshwanthpur candidate 10.5.2018 Citizen Matters
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenin) (CPI(ML)) is contesting a few seats in Karnataka this election. We spoke to Yeshwanthpur candidate Nirmala to understand her poll pitch and ideas. Excerpts: People of Yeshwanthpur do not know »
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Focus will be on education and health, says Bhaskar Prasad 24.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bhaskar Prasad wants to focus on better facilities for sanitation workers and street sweepers. »
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Dry garbage sale fetches ₹11.4 lakh for GHMC workers 10.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
GHMC North Zone has earned a revenue of ₹11.4 lakh in the month of March this year, merely by selling dry garbage. The amount would be distributed amo
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7 months after 10 deaths in Delhi's sewers, AAP govt's promises remain hollow 9.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The AAP government's promise to put an end to manual scavenging by mechanising the process, after 10 people were killed cleaning sewers and tanks last year in the capital, remains unfulfilled.
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Startup to test sewer-cleaning robots in Kerala, Tamil Nadu 8.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Two months after the Kerala-based startup Genrobotics developed Bandicoot, a robot that cleans sewer holes, the company is set to roll out five more robots, including ones for pilot projects planned in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Founders of the startup, who envisaged Bandicoot as a project that could end the practice of manual scavenging, have been invited to present the robot in the two states. Of the five new robots, one each would be used in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, two would be handed over to the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) and one to the Cochin International Airport Limited. Bandicoot was launched in Thiruvananthapuram, on an experimental basis, in February. Genrobotics, founded in 2015 by engineering graduates Arun George, Vimal Govind, NP Nikhil and Ashiq, specialises in powered exoskeletons and human-controlled robotic systems. The Bandicoot comes with four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web-like extension that goes into the sewer, shovels the waste and collects it in the bucket, ...
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Kerala startup to unveil more manhole cleaning robots 7.4.2018 General News
Kerala startup Genrobotics will unveil five more 'Bandicoot' robots for cleaning sewer holes, including for pilot projects in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
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Genrobotics to roll out 5 more 'Bandicoot' robots 7.4.2018 General News
: Kerala-based startup Genrobotics has plans to unveil five more 'Bandicoot' robots for cleaning sewer holes, including for pilot projects in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The startup had garnered tremendous response to its innovative idea of using robots for the task and potentially eliminating the age-old practice of manual scavenging. Genrobotics was among the participants of the two-day Huddle Kerala conclave, which concluded at nearby Kovlam today. Founded in 2015, GenRobotics specialises in powered exoskeletons and human-controlled robotic systems. Sharjah Digital Transformation Higher Committee Chairman Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi was among the visitors to the Genrobotics stall. The founders, engineering graduates Arun George, Vimal Govind, N P Nikhil and Ashiq, said they had received several enquiries from the UAE, and hoped that their brief meeting with Sheikh Fahim would open the doors to present their product in Sharjah. Genrobotics launched the world's ...
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What This Ragpicker Did For A Mumbai Local Commuter Will Melt Your Heart 5.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Dipchand Gupta, 30, spots purse having Rs 33,000 cash by the tracks and gives it to Thane stationmaster; latter traces owner who gets back entire month's earnings
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Dazzling hidden beauty of insects 26.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
First museum fully dedicated to insects in the country to be opened at TNAU today
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The underground gas chambers 24.3.2018 Hindu: National
Despite improvement of technology, deaths of workers in manholes continue
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‘Treat it as a hazardous work’ 24.3.2018 Hindu: National

Clearing of underground drainage network in the city is done using machines.

The last incident of the death of a worker occurred in April 2016 while clearing a manhole at Siripuram. After a s

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The underground gas chambers 24.3.2018 Hindu: National
Despite improvement of technology, deaths of workers in manholes continue
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‘Treat it as a hazardous work’ 24.3.2018 Hindu: National

Clearing of underground drainage network in the city is done using machines.

The last incident of the death of a worker occurred in April 2016 while clearing a manhole at Siripuram. After a s

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Private players resorting to unsafe practices 24.3.2018 Hindu: National
Death of 7 workers served as an eye-opener, but no visible action either on hatcheries management or in improving safety measures
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Persecuted for being Pardhi: Members of this denotified tribe battle bias, daily harassment 21.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Members of the Pardhi tribe in Bhopal have seen little change in circumstances four months after a woman from the tribe immolated herself allegedly due to police harassment
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Solid waste management rules set to be framed 20.3.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad

Municipal Administration Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar asked officials to identify abandoned quarry sites to use them as dump yards for disposal of solid waste from urban areas.

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Solid waste management rules to be formulated shortly 19.3.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad

Municipal Administration Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar asked officials to identify abandoned quarry sites in order to use them as dump yards for disposal of solid waste from urban areas.

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Telangana govt to formulate solid waste management rules soon 19.3.2018 General News
The Telangana government would formulate solid waste management rules soon, a senior official said today. Principal Secretary (Municipal Administration) Arvind Kumar said the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) here has been asked to draft solid waste management policy guidelines in consultation with various stakeholders, according to a state government release. Speaking at a meeting here with officials, Kumar asked the state Pollution Control Board officials to inspect malls, function halls, hotels and hospitals to find out the steps taken by them for segregation and storage of solid waste and submit a report at the earliest. He suggested that a survey of rag-pickers be taken up for using their services in solid waste management, the release said. All urban local bodies have been asked to implement the 'driver-cum-owner scheme' which envisages using 'swachh autos' for door-to-door collection of solid waste, it added.
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