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Seven Manual Scavengers Died in Seven Days. Why Is There Still Silence? 9.1.2018 The Wire

If we refuse to even acknowledge manual scavenging, how are we ever going to stop it?

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Asphyxiation kills three workers in Bengaluru 7.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Three people died due to suffocation while cleaning a blocked Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at N D Sepal apartment at Somasundarapalya in HSR Layout, Bengaluru, on Sunday. The trio was hired to clean the STP at this apartment complex for several months, a resident told DH. The incident has once again brought to light the scourge of manual scavenging, which is banned. The victims have been identified as Srinivas (55), a resident of Bandepalya, Narayanaswamy (38) a resident of Kaikondrahalli, and Madegowda (40), a resident of Somasundrapalya. Narayanaswamy was employed as maintenance staff at the apartment while Madegowda was working as an electrician at a garment factory. During their weekly offs, Narayanaswamy used to take Madegowda and Srinivas, a painter, to clean the water tanks and STP at the apartment. A senior police officer said that around 10.45 am, the three men, along with a colleague, Manjunath, went to clean the STP. Madegowda first went inside the STP and began pouring out waste water. Soon ...
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What an idea! They recycle waste flowers picked from temples and make incense sticks 6.1.2018 India Today| Cover Story
Help Us Green has brought respectability to more than 200 informal "scavengers"-usually women from lower castes.
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Civic bodies told to mechanise cleaning process 29.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
All urban local bodies, including BBMP, have been instructed to mechanise the entire process of cleaning and waste management using sucking machines and other equipment.The instructions were given to...
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Bezwada Wilson in conversation with Perumal Murugan 23.12.2017 Hindu: Home
When writer Perumal Murugan met Magsaysay awardee Bezwada Wilson, they spoke about work, dignity and being human
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Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air 15.11.2017 deccanherald.com
In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry and made global headlines. Indias smog crisis has centred on the capital but pollution is as bad or worse beyond its borders, with millions in smaller cities like Moradabad barely aware of the harmful effects of the air they breathe. For more than a week toxic smog has hovered over densely populated regions of northern India and Pakistan, sending pollution levels soaring to many times the World Health Organization safe limit. Delhi, the worlds most polluted capital city, became the epicentre of the crisis as doctors declared a public health emergency and sent millions of students home from school. But in Moradabad, like many cities across northern India, air pollution was also off the charts. Yet few appeared fazed at their citys degraded environment despite the metallic taste hanging in the air. "There ...
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Bhalswa landfill fires, smog have residents in chokehold 13.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Most people living in a colony in the area suffer from respiratory ailments
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Plea against levy of separate cleaning charges 12.11.2017 Hindu: Home
PIL filed in High Court Bench
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Ahead of Mahamastakabhisheka, manual scavenging rears its ugly head 31.10.2017 Hindu: National
Alleged instances of forcible manual scavenging have come to light in Shravanabelagola, which is gearing up for the Mahamastakabhisheka celebrations in February 2018. Members of the Karnataka State Sa...
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Squeezing fuel out of plastic waste 30.10.2017 HBL: Home
Paterson Energy produces a cheaper alternative to diesel that can fire generators, kilns...
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After 7 hours, Ghazipur landfill fire extinguished 16.10.2017 Hindu: News
Blaze exposes lax attitude towards waste management
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Narrow vision 11.10.2017 FrontLine: Home
The Swachh Bharat Mission, by focussing on cleanliness and toilet use, leaves out a wide spectrum of urgent urban sanitation issues such as solid waste management and clogged sewers. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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‘No incentives for waste segregation by RWAs’ 9.10.2017 Hindu: News
Private company manages waste now
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Rag-pickers to collect garbage 7.10.2017 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
Making rag-pickers part of the cleanliness campaign 500 of them will be involved in collection of door-to-door collection of domestic waste, Municipal Commissioner M. Hari Narayanan has said. At a rev...
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Discussed death of manual scavengers with Kejriwal: Hardeep Puri 1.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said he has taken up the issue of sanitation workers dying while manually cleaning clogged sewers in the national capital with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
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Campaign to salute ragpickers launched 1.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A campaign to salute millions of ragpickers, who collect used up plastic bottles from the trash for recycling, was launched on Sunday by a non-profit organisation here.
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Manual scavenging: How keeping Indian cities clean is a fatal proposition 29.9.2017 India Today | February 13, 2012
"At a time when Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is coming closer to ending open defecation, isn't it time to invest in those human beings who enable this ideal?" asks Bharati Chaturvedi.
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Gandhi Jayanti Swachh Bharat Diwas 29.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB Features
Gandhi Jayanti Swachh Bharat Diwas
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Ragpickers urged to send their kids to Anganwadis 27.9.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Minister promises to consider their demand for govt. aid
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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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