User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Apr 25 2019 16:15 IST RSS 2.0
 
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In a slum near Mumbai’s Deonar dumping ground, life is a constant health battle 25.4.2019 Scroll.in
The sewers in the area are overflowing and the air pungent, and yet, there seems to be no political will to make a difference.
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People in this Mumbai slum barely make it to 40; here’s why 24.4.2019 Citizen Matters
For decades, waste has been Mumbai's teeming, unsolvable problem. Slums around the city's dumping ground are now Asia's largest, exposing ragpickers and the general population to serious health risks. All plans and commitments to waste management, meanwhile, appear figurative.
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One man fights against plastic in the state through recycling 18.4.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
One man fights against plastic in the state through recycling
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Venezuelan scavengers vie with vultures for Brazilian trash 16.4.2019 Reuters: World News
Surrounded by vultures perched on trees awaiting their turn, Venezuelan migrants scrape out a living scavenging for metal, plastic, cardboard and food in a Brazilian border town's rubbish dump.
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Here’s what citizens are demanding for inclusive and just urban development 16.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Members of civil society organizations, urban poor and worker collectives place their demands that reimagine cities and envision more inclusive and sustainable urban development, so that there is a place for all in these cities.
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Workers Doing India's Dirtiest Job Say PM Modi Has Failed Them 7.4.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Five sanitation workers, all from the lowest rung of India's caste system, were chosen in late February to meet a very important guest: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Workers doing India's dirtiest job say Modi has failed them 7.4.2019 Reuters: Top News
Five sanitation workers, all from the lowest rung of India's caste system, were chosen in late February to meet a very important guest: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Slow on sanitation 27.3.2019 Hindu: Opinion
Policymakers have failed to use technological advances made in treating faecal sludge
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Delhi: Two dead after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning restaurant’s sewage treatment plant 24.3.2019 Scroll.in
The two men were sent to clean the kitchen waste plant without any safety gear.
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Delhi sewer-cleaning machine project reinforces link between Dalits and sanitation work, say critics 4.3.2019 Scroll.in
The state government does not own the machines it launched last week. Instead, members of the Dalit community will get loans to buy them.
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City Buzz: Delhi bid to end manual scavenging | Rs 6500 crore for Mumbai Metro | Pune resilience plan..and more! 4.3.2019 Citizen Matters
Will Delhi finally be able to end manual scavenging with technology? What are Mumbai Metro's plans with the historic loan from ADB? And why is Kolkata Metro causing serious concern among commuters? Catch a recap of some of the important headlines from our cities last week.
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Two rallies and a ‘GR wapsi’: Why sanitation workers held protests in Delhi and Mumbai on Monday 26.2.2019 Scroll.in
From minimum wages to less hazardous working conditions, sweepers, sewer cleaners and garbage collectors across India have similar demands from the government.
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Delhi May Use Robots To Clean Sewers, Septic Tanks 21.2.2019 NDTV News - Latest
In an attempt to fully eradicate manual scavenging from the Indian capital, the Delhi government is working towards robotic solutions for cleaning sewers and septic tanks.
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Shehri Samridhi Utsav 17.2.2019 The Assam Tribune
Shehri Samridhi Utsav
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BBMP to proceed with separate wet waste tender, wastepickers to collect dry waste 9.2.2019 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru is about to get a separate collection system for segregated wet, sanitary and street sweeping waste. There has been opposition to this proposal especially from councillors, but BBMP will be going ahead with this plan.
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Why technology alone won’t solve India’s manual scavenging problem 2.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The reason this is so rarely speaks its name. It is caste.
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Survey on plastic use conducted in Nagaland 2.1.2019 The Assam Tribune
Survey on plastic use conducted in Nagaland
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On World Toilet Day, A New Machine Aims To End India's Sewer Death Shame 19.11.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Hundreds of "manual scavengers" die each year cleaning out sewers in cities across India but a machine unveiled for Monday's World Toilet Day could help to end that tragic record.
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Hope Machine To End Woes Of Manual Scavengers Involved In Cleaning Sewer 19.11.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Hundreds of "manual scavengers" die each year cleaning out sewers in cities across India, but a machine unveiled on World Toilet Day today could help to end that tragic record. Thousands of people,...
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In documentary ‘Good Guy, Bad Guy’, a rag-picker, a jail sentence and movie dreams 14.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Indu Krishnan’s film explores Bangalore through the hunt for Zakhir, a street dweller jailed in a murder case.
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