User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: May 28 2015 06:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Move to shift dump yard makes no headway 28.5.2015 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
Pollution forces several families to move from affected colonies
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Paralysis by Plastic Plagues Delhi's Ecosystem 24.5.2015 The New Indian Express - The Sunday Standard - http://newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/
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29 per cent urban Indians have no toilets 17.5.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
Government announces guidelines to curb manual scavenging Admitting that 29 per cent of those living in urban areas do not have access to toilets, Maharashtra government has come up with new guidelines for cleanliness under Swachha Maharashtra Abhiyan. For the first time, the government has recognised the practice of manual scavenging in the state and assured rehabilitation of conservancy workers. However, the workers have said that such guidelines remain only on paper and are never implemented. Aiming to put an end to open defecation in the state, the urban development department (UDD) has come up with Swachha Maharashtra Abhiyan along the lines of Swachha Bharat Abhiyan. Out of the 29 per cent that do not have toilets available at their homes, 73 per cent use public toilets while 27 per cent defecate openly, the UDD stated. “Open defecation should be stopped, manual scavenging be prevented, modern techniques be used for solid waste management and awareness should be created among the public about ...
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29 per cent urban Indians have no toilets 17.5.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
Admitting that 29 per cent of those living in urban areas do not have access to toilets, Maharashtra government has come up with new guidelines for cleanliness under Swachha Maharashtra Abhiyan. For the first time, the government has recognised the practice of manual scavenging in the state and assured rehabilitation of conservancy workers. However, the workers have said that such guidelines remain only on paper and are never implemented. Aiming to put an end to open defecation in the state, the urban development department (UDD) has come up with Swachha Maharashtra Abhiyan along the lines of Swachha Bharat Abhiyan. Out of the 29 per cent that do not have toilets available at their homes, 73 per cent use public toilets while 27 per cent defecate openly, the UDD stated. “Open defecation should be stopped, manual scavenging be prevented, modern techniques be used for solid waste management and awareness should be created among the public about cleanliness,” the government resolution said. It has focused on ...
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Join garbage walk for a reality check 17.5.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
Maraa, a media and art collective based in Bengaluru and New Delhi, have raised garbage tourism to a new high. The artists take citizens on a walk past heaps of garbage dotting street corners and pourakarmikas clearing it to drive home the message that the best way to manage garbage is to be careful while generating ...
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Survey to identify households without toilets to go on till May 18 15.5.2015 Hindu: Karnataka
The Mysuru City Corporation has been given time till May 18 to complete the survey to identify houses without toilets for implementing the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.During the survey t...
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Manual scavenging goes unchecked on Old Mahabalipuram Road 13.5.2015 TOI: Cities
A software professional was recently passing by Kottivakkam on Old Mahabalipuram Road when he saw a man, naked to the waist, taking out muck from a manhole with his bare ...
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Respecting those who keep city clean sacrificing their own hygiene 11.5.2015 Hindu: Home
The travails and despair of a community that operates unrecognised, underappreciated and often ignored by the urban eye, came alive through narratives at the ‘Olfactory Chamber of Ward X’ walk thro...
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BPS, LRS Revenue from ULBs to Fund Revo‘loo’tion in State 4.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Hazardous industrial waste illegally burnt at SIDCO Nagar 3.5.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Hazardous industrial waste illegally burnt at SIDCO Nagar
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Street children chip in their daily earnings to help earthquake victims 2.5.2015 deccanherald.com
I have many friends from Nepal. They come in the morning to clean cars. I have heard about Nepal from them," said 10-year-old Rohan (name changed). He works at tea stall, but these days he is roaming around at market places seeking money from passers-by to help victims of the disastrous earthquake-hit Nepal. "Mujhe pata hai kya hota hai jab bhukamp aata hai (I know what happens when an earthquake strikes)," said 14-year-old Rani (name changed). Herself a ragpicker, Rani is accompanying Rohan not in search of waste but persuading shopowners to lend support to the people of Nepal. "I am not only collecting money from others but I will donate some amount from my daily earnings as well," she said. Like them, scores of street children are doing their bit and collecting money by moving around in Lajpat Nagar and Sarojini Nagar markets to help people in Nepal. Many of them appear confident while talking to strangers and convincing them to provide helping hand to the victims in Nepal. "We have done this before. ...
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Government may make waste management a part of school curriculum 1.5.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Government may make waste management a part of school curriculum
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Waste management to be part of school syllabus 1.5.2015 TOI: Home
Aiming to achieve target of '100% waste segregation at source' over the next three-four years through people's participation on a massive scale, the environment ministry will come out with comprehensive revised rules on waste management in the country by July 15.
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“Govt. ignoring sanitary workers’ welfare” 1.5.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
“Govt. ignoring sanitary workers’ welfare”
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“Govt. ignoring sanitary workers’ welfare” 1.5.2015 Hindu: News
Former Member of Parliament and AICC official spokesperson Madhu Yaskhi Goud has criticized the Centre that it was spending crores of rupees on the Swachh Bharath but was least bothered about the u...
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Two years on: No identity cards for ragpickers yet 30.4.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Two years on: No identity cards for ragpickers yet
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Undeclared cleaners 28.4.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Undeclared cleaners
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Undeclared cleaners 28.4.2015 Hindu: National
There has been an increase in the garbage generated every day in the city. Rag-pickers with a barefoot toil hard to pick up the waste papers and plastic bottles that are thrown on the roadsides. Th...
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Worker Dies While Cleaning Drainage Line in Chidambaram 27.4.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Worker Dies While Cleaning Drainage Line 27.4.2015 The New Indian Express - Tamil Nadu - http://newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/
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