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Families of deceased manual scavengers get 10 lakh each 26.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
10 lakh each to 141 families of deceased manual scavengers, after a Madras high court order.
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Kin of dead manual scavengers given compensation, says Tamil Nadu government 25.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
Thanks to PIL proceedings initiated by a service organisation and a series of judicial orders passed by Madras high court, Tamil Nadu government has now paid up a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to 141 families of deceased manual scavengers in the state.
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A pit stop to change attitudes 22.2.2017 Hindu: Opinion
Pit emptying must become central to India’s efforts to eliminate open defecation
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Saving an endangered bird -- with tricks, tactics and love 20.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Its not a typically pretty bird to 'ooh and 'aah over. Far from it, the Greater Adjutant Stork is a big bird with a dull-orange bill and grey, black and white feathers. An endangered species, its numbers were plummeting until wildlife biologist Purnima Devi Barman intervened and, nine years later, has led a village here to become the worlds largest breeding colony for this bird.
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Wet and dry waste to be collected separately from your doorstep 18.2.2017 Hindu: News
BBMP hopes this method will prevent mixing of waste after segregation
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'Article 19 and untouchability cannot co-exist' 8.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Magsay-say award winner and convener of National Safai Karmachari Andolan Bezwada Wilson opined that Article 19 and untouchability cannot co-exist. Speaking after inaugurating 'Article-19,' the four-day communication fest organised by School of Communication (SOC), Manipal University, the activist said manual scavenging shows how Indians have gradually destroyed the humanity in the society. A situation is created to confine humans in a particular caste even if the person resists doing so. "We never recognise the resistance. Manual scavenging is not by choice," he said. Stating that the question of livelihood loomed high as the system compelled them to the task, he urged the society to try to understand that no human beings are happy to clean someone else's faeces. Untouchability is a threat for Article 19, he said. Understanding untouchability is the need of the hour. Universities have failed to understand the context. The rights of manual scavengers, where more than 93% are women, are ...
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Yelahanka being cleaned up for AeroIndia 7.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
Among other things, the BBMP is ridding the area of scavenger birds
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City faces ‘renal failure’ as plastic chokes wetlands 3.2.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Kolkata faces 'renal failure' as plastic chokes wetlands 3.2.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
Smothered by plastic refuse, the sprawling East Kolkata Wetlands that kept the city from choking for centuries is gasping for breath. Plastic waste dumps that start on Topsia Road run uninterrupted along the Basanti Expressway for 10 long kilometers, penetrating deep into the heart of EKW whose fragile ecology warrants extreme care.
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Manual scavenging case detected in Yeshwantpur 31.1.2017 Hindu: Cities
Descending into a pit filled with faecal waste at Yeshwantpur, two hired labourers became testament to the prohibited yet continuing practice of manual scavenging in the city. On December 27, neighbo...
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Big fine may not fix sewage problem 30.1.2017 TOI: Chennai
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‘We need to nurture cleanliness every moment’ 23.1.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Plastic roads help civic body tackle waste, save cost 21.1.2017 Hindu: News
Kakinada Municipal Corporation’s plan also to ensure livelihood to rag-pickers
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Stress on measures to conserve vulture population 12.1.2017 Hindu: National
A State-level workshop on Vulture Conservation that concluded at Sulthan Bathery on Thursday stressed the need for stringent measures to conserve the remaining population of the scavenger bird in the...
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Silt chambers to be mandatory 9.1.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Move to ensure separation of solid waste from water thrown in the sewer lines
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Contempt notice to govt over cleanliness in city 4.1.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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2 cyclists head for Delhi with 'Zero Waste'message 2.1.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
A team of two cyclists from Ahmedabad will pedal from the city to Delhi - a distance of 1,020 km to spread the message of 'Make Your Home Zero Waste.'
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Two cyclists from Ahmedabad will pedal with message of ‘Zero Waste’ 29.12.2016 TOI: Cities
A team of two cyclists from Ahmedabad will pedal from the city to Delhi — a distance of 1,020 km to spread the message of ‘Make Your Home Zero Waste.’
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Indore ragpickers threaten to protest if city is made garbage-free 28.12.2016 India Today| Must Read
Ragpickers in Indore have threatened street protests if not allowed to sift plastic waste from the domestic waste every day.
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Swachh Mission: GVMC to deploy rag pickers 27.12.2016 Hindu: Cities
Their services will be utilised for collection and segregation of waste
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