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‘Not this job again’ 4.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Not this job again’
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‘Not this job again’ 4.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Not this job again’
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‘Not this job again’ 4.5.2016 Hindu: Hyderabad
The word ‘scavenger’ might evoke strong reactions from many who strongly feel for the plight of men engaged in the work of getting into drains and manually handling waste of all kind. But, the life of...
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'Engaging ragpickers is way forward' 3.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Doorstep waste collection should be done "exclusively" by wastepickers so that dry waste is segregated from the wet waste at the source, providing the much needed solution to the problem of solid waste management in the city, according to an NGO working for the cause. The civic agencies should formally engage wastepickers, kabariwalas and recyclers for better disposal of waste in the city, said NGO Chintan. "The first way of engaging the informal recycling sector such as wastepickers and kabaris to clean the city in a sustainable manner is that the doorstep collection of waste should be done only by wastepickers. The civic agencies should allow identified wastepickers to collect waste from households, offices and commercial buildings. Service fee can be collected by them with a receipt or by local bodies and minimum wages to be paid to wastepickers," said Chitra Mukherjee, Head of Programmes, Operations at Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group. Second, there should be adequate space to store ...
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‘Not this job again’ 3.5.2016 Hindu: Cities
The word ‘scavenger’ might evoke strong reactions from many who strongly feel for the plight of men engaged in the work of getting into drains and manually handling waste of all kind. But, the life of...
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Documentary released 27.4.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Documentary released
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Documentary released 27.4.2016 Hindu: Cities
‘Thotti,’ a documentary on manual scavengers, was released at a function organised by Madurai Legal Awareness Coordination Committee here on Tuesday by R. Mahadevan, Judge, Madras High Court. The docu...
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At Deonar dump, Sachin bats for ragpickers’ cause 23.4.2016 TOI: Mumbai
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is all set to begin a new innings by trying to find a solution to the Deonar dump issue.
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NGO puts up city’s first e-waste gallery to educate residents 20.4.2016 TOI: All Headlines
NGO puts up city’s first e-waste gallery to educate residents
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Menu differs but their cause is same 19.4.2016 Hindu: National
he menu and their target group differ. But their goal is the same - to feed the hungry. In addition to food served free of cost at places of worship and the public who donate food to organisations and...
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Menu differs but their cause is the same 18.4.2016 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
he menu and their target group differ. But their goal is the same - to feed the hungry. In addition to food served free of cost at places of worship and the public who donate food to organisations and...
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Silent warriors 13.4.2016 Hindu: Home
Swarat Ghosh, a recipient of Neel Dongre grant for photography, turns his lens on rag pickers in Hyderabad
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Tale of an untapped $13 bn waste management industry 11.4.2016 Moneylife
Entrepreneurs are now urgng the government to franchise the 'fragmented' waste management industry and give it industrial status, so as to explore the sector in an organised manner
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Tale of an untapped $13 bn waste management industry 11.4.2016 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Between an India which produces 62 million tonnes of solid waste every year and a 'Swachh Bharat' is an untapped waste management industry which has the potential to be worth $13 billion by 2025, according to business organisations dealing in waste management ...
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Tale of an untapped $13 bn waste management industry 11.4.2016 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi, April 11 : Between an India which produces 62 million tonnes of solid waste every year and a 'Swachh Bharat' is an untapped waste management industry which has the potential to be worth $13 billion by 2025, according to business organisations dealing in waste management research.
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New garbage rules: Activists sceptical about implementation 10.4.2016 TOI: All Headlines
New garbage rules: Activists sceptical about implementation
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Waste alarm: DCR draft suggests disposal means 7.4.2016 TOI: Mumbai
The DCR draft also proposes changing the definition of high-rise. It says buildings with a height of more than 32 metres, or around 10 storeys, be defined as high-rises, which at present means buildings of height 24 metres -- around eight ...
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App Lends Dignity to Waste Collection 7.4.2016 newindianexpress.com
About 22 members of the Clean City Recyclers’ Association now lead better lives, thanks to tech intervention.
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Govt of India follows Karnataka; mandates divide and rule for managing garbage 6.4.2016 Citizen Matters

While Bengaluru is trying to handle the problem of mounting waste by mandatory source segregation, looks like entire India will be following Bengaluru model. The newly notified SWM rules mandate source segregation of waste for all urban and rural areas.

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Condoms, diapers, pads to come with pouches for clean disposal 6.4.2016 ET: FMCG
Under the rules, manufacturers, brand owners and marketing companies are also expected to educate the masses on proper disposal of the products.
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