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Hounding the street dog menace 21.8.2015 Deccan Herald - Analysis
In the wake of a recent fatal attack on a seven-year-old boy by a pack of street dogs in Delhi, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Delhi government and the Union health ministry. Delhi has a stray dog population of 2.75 lakh. At least 16 people in Delhi died of rabies contracted from dog bites in the last year. According to a survey conducted by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, 30,608 cases of dog bites were reported from areas under its jurisdiction in 2012-2013, as against 17,634 cases the previous year. The NHRC has called for a wider debate by the civil society on the issue. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that over 20,000 people die every year from rabies in India. State administrations, which fail to recognise the importance of improved public sanitation and waste disposal in the equation to cut the barking, snarling, stinking menace of street dogs, are puzzled over how to manage them. A large numbers of dog attacks are reported from many parts ...
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Waste pickers, scrap dealers to get ID cards 20.8.2015 Hindu: Kochi
Waste pickers in the State may soon get identity cards, if a proposal by the Kerala Suchitwa Mission to integrate the unorganised workers into the solid waste management system turns a reality....
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TMC plans to convert plastic into oil for industrial use, proposal awaits approval 20.8.2015 Thane - City - The Times of India
If things go as planned, then plastic waste generated in the city could soon been converted into fuel that will be used for industrial purposes. A proposal regarding this was put forth before the Thane Municipal Corporation ...
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Real recyclers forgotten by 'Clean India' mission 17.8.2015 Deccan Herald - Analysis
The grey hill of Bhalswa, in the north of New Delhi, is first visible from the elevated platform of the final Metro station on the northern line. From that distance it looks like a natural feature, a sort of gloomy mess with black kites wheeling above it. Only when you get closer does it resolve into a hill of trash: compressed and decayed into crud at the base, but higher up, streaming with grey ribbons of polythene and pixellated with bright packaging. Looked at one way, it is a vision of the future: the endgame for India's consumption economy, which is producing waste at a rate we are nowhere near equipped to handle. Delhi alone throws out at least 7,000 metric tonnes of trash every day. The four landfills rising around the capital, of which Bhalswa is one, reach the height of 10-storey buildings. Soon after Narendra Modi was elected prime minister last year, he signaled that sanitation would be a priority - the priority - of his social programme. In October, Modi introduced the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ...
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Peoples' problems 16.8.2015 deccanherald.com
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trash dumped at tree grove A guarded teak-tree grove, the property of HAL, has now turned into a landfill. This land is on the approach road connecting LBShastry Nagar, after Islampur. It appears that truckloads of garbage are being dumped on this property and then set on fire regularly. The problem has gone out of control now with garbage being dumped just outside the gate of the property. This posing hazards to the people around. This will surely impact the groundwater and air around LB Shastry Nagar if no action is taken immediately. Reena Thomas ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduce one-way rule here The residents of "Sihineeru Bhavi Road," Nagashettyhalli, Sanjayanajar are facing a great deal of inconvenience due to heavy traffic on this road. All categories of vehicles pass through this road at a speed ...
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Civic Body in Chennai Gears Up to Meet Monsoon Mayhem 15.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
The Chennai Corporation has initiated a special drive to identify and repair chut pipes as part of desilting clogged storm water drains.
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He gets his hands dirty to keep Bengaluru clean 13.8.2015 TOI: Cities
Ajay Kumar distinctly remembers walking down the streets of Bengaluru, collecting dry waste. That was seven years ...
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‘Ragpickers to be trained’ 11.8.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Ragpickers to be trained’
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‘Ragpickers to be trained’ 11.8.2015 Hindu: News
Tuticorin Corporation has showed the way in preventing indiscriminate burning of garbage in its dump yard. It has identified 40 forty rag pickers to be weaned off their habit and issued were identi...
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A machine that lifts garbage sans direct contact 10.8.2015 deccanherald.com
Four engineering students from the City have developed an eco-friendly vehicle to simplify the process of garbage lifting with lesser manpower. R Saravana Kumar, P Girish, Sarin P S and Sandeep N are final-year students at the Gopalan College of Engineering and Management (GCEM). The vehicle called the 'Manpower scavenging machine', consists of a cycle-like mechanism with a shovel attached to the front. Explaining further, Kumar said: "A person has to sit and pedal the vehicle so that it moves forward to the garbage dumping yard. The pedal, when rotated in the opposite direction, enables the shovel to remove garbage and transfer it into the conveyor belt fitted inside the machine. The conveyor belt in turn transfers it to the collecting/storage bin mounted next to the it." The one-seater vehicle does not need fuel. It took them three months to create it under the guidance of Assistant Professor of GCEM, D Raja, as part of their final year project. The team spent Rs 15,000 to construct the unit. "To ...
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Open defecation, manual scavenging still persist in tourist city 10.8.2015 Jaipur News, Jaipur City News | Cities News - Times of India
Not only the authorities, even the citizens have hung their heads in shame after going through the recently released Swachh Bharat rankings of municipal ...
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Clean city tag for Tiruchi, a myth or reality? 10.8.2015 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
The city has a long way to go in tasting the fruits of solid waste management
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Fight for rights: Ragpickers want their role defined in new rules 9.8.2015 TOI: Delhi Times
There is anxiety among waste pickers whether the draft waste management rules 2015 will include their services in the waste management process in cities. Till now, waste management was the state and the private contractors’ mandate but for the first time this draft mentions the role of waste or rag pickers as people engaged in “collection of reusable and recyclable solid ...
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Thiruvananthapuram makes a ‘clean’ sweep but still has miles to go 9.8.2015 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
Exactly five years ago, the ranking of Thiruvananthapuram city in terms of sanitation published by the Union ministry of urban development would have put the administrators to ...
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Ragpickers want their role defined in new rules 9.8.2015 TOI: Delhi Times
Ragpickers have expressed concern whether the draft waste management rules 2015 will recognize the services rendered by the community or ...
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Need to acknowledge role of ragpickers 7.8.2015 The Assam Tribune
Need to acknowledge role of ragpickers
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New Delhi-Sadar Bazaar line embarks on a filth-free ride 4.8.2015 Hindu: Delhi
Filthy stretches of land that greet passengers who look out of their railway compartments may soon be history with the Railways making efforts to keep its tracks and land clean.A ride on the...
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A Childhood Going 'Waste' 3.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Five-star hotels and a mountain of trash: Welcome to Ghaziabad 2.8.2015 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
Fancy hotels malls and posh multispecialty hospitals are aplenty in Ghaziabad but the stench from the 100ft high garbage hillock has forced residents to move around with their noses ...
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Glitter in the gutter 2.8.2015 TOI: Sunday
Bengaluru's streets may not be paved with gold but its drains are specked with it. And a group of boys is turning the dust into their daily ...
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