User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Sep 25 2017 03:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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J&K ragpicker hailed by PM Modi for work on Wular lake 25.9.2017 TOI: India
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Types of garbage 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
Wet: Biodegradable kitchen waste like fruit/vegetable peels, tea leaves, coffee powder, egg shells, meat and bones, food scraps; also leaves and flowers. Can be composted.Dry: Paper, plastic, metal, g...
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18-year-old ragpicker Bilal becomes example for Kashmiri boys 24.9.2017 TOI: India
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After PM's praise, Kashmiri rag-picker boy's joy sees no bounds 24.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Bilal Dar, an 18-year-old rag-picker, who was appointed by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) as its brand ambassador for its 'Swachata (cleanliness) drive in July, Sunday said his joy has no bounds after being praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his widely broadcast programme of 'Mann Ki Baat.' "I congratulate the SMC for choosing Bilal Ahmad Dar as the brand ambassador of its 'Swachata' programme. You may think he is a known actor or sports hero. No, Dar since the age of twelve has been engaged in the cleanliness of Asia's largest lake Wullar near Srinagar," Modi said in the programme. Dar, a resident of Laharwarpora in north Kashmirs Bandipora district, has been removing plastic trash from Asias largest fresh water body - Wullar lake - for the last five years and selling it for around Rs 150-200 per day, which helps him support his mother Mughali and two sisters. Dar's father Mohammad Ramzan Dar, a ragpicker on the Wular himself, died of cancer in 2003. After praise by Prime Minister Dar ...
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A thousand mutinies over garbage 24.9.2017 Rediff: News
What will Indian cities do about its growing mountains of waste?
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City’s trash is this boy’s gold 23.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Hassan built a mini cooler using scrap since his family could not afford one
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Uflex Develops Flexible Packaging Material with Anti-microbial Properties 14.9.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Noida, Sep 14: After a rigorous application-oriented R and D of almost two years, Uflex has developed flexible packaging material with anti-microbial properties.
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Experts had warned of such a disaster 2.9.2017 Hindu: News
‘Govt agencies should work towards a comprehensive waste management plan, which should include segregation at source’
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Mentor who moved mountains for the manual scavenger 1.9.2017 HBL: Home
Self-effacing to a fault, SR Sankaran taught me never to become a voiceover for the struggles of the manual scavenger
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Sanitation project a sham 29.8.2017 FrontLine: Columns
The deeply entrenched casteist approach to manual scavenging is part of public policy and explains why the practice continues unabated and why the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in effect relies on it.
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Fire breaks out at Bhalswa landfill 24.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Fumes despite rain in the Capital; firemen say tenders sent as precaution
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‘This is a crime... a murder committed by the govt’ 21.8.2017 Hindu: Home
On Sunday, a man was killed after being exposed to toxic gases while cleaning a sewer behind the Lok Nayak Hospital. This is the 10th such death of a manual scavenger in the city in just over a month....
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Smart move: Ragpickers to segregate waste in city 19.8.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Dalits: In a state of unfreedom 17.8.2017 FrontLine: Cover Story
In the past 70 years of Independence, most Dalits have been continuously pushed into obnoxious spheres of work. The concept of freedom for them is where they can participate in a more creative, competitive and attractive sphere of decent opportunities. By GOPAL GURU
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‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ review: Filmi pamphleteering 11.8.2017 Hindu: Home
A potentially unconventional love story ends up as obsequious government propaganda
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BBMP to use plastic-laced tar for roads 7.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike will blend 450 tonnes of plastic with tar and use it to asphalt roads in its southern zone. The civic body has assigned KK Plastic Waste Management, a firm located off Kanakapura Road near Anjanapura, to supply plastic.

"We had signed a memorandum of understanding with the company to supply plastic bags to us. The blending of plastic will not only give longevity to roads but also reduce plastic in the city," BBMP Chief Engineer (south zone) S Prabhakar said.

Ahmed Khan of KK Plastic said his firm had tied up with agents who collect plastic from ragpickers. "We have a network of ragpickers, apartments and schools from where we pick plastic. We pay these ragpickers between Rs 6 and Rs 8 for one kilogram of polythene bags," he said.

Khan said though blending plastic with tar increased the cost by about 2%, the road's longevity would increase two-fold. BBMP used plastic to asphalt roads for 10 years but stopped it two years.
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Clean drains with machines, save lives 7.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
Days after four sanitation workers lost their lives while cleaning a tank in Ghitorni in July, chief secretary M M Kutty set up a multi-department committee to look for solutions to waterlogging, which would also help in putting an end to manual scavenging by moving towards mechanised cleaning of drains and sewers.
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Ragpickers hit hard by tax on recyclable products 3.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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PPCB to take ragpickers' help to study plastic waste management 1.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has decided on engaging with rag pickers to study waste management.
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Unholy dip: How toxic chambers kill 26.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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