User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
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We make 3D printer filament from waste plastic: Sidhant Pai 17.9.2014 Latest News
In this interview, Sidhant Pai, CEO, Protoprint, explains how waste picker can earn much more from plastic waste by processing it into filament, which can be used for 3D printers
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More trains to be fitted with bio-toilets 17.9.2014 Hyderabad News, Hyderabad City News | Cities News - Times of India
In a bid to improve cleanliness on trains and railway properties, South Central Railway (SCR) will implement a slew of measures, including increasing the number of bio-toilets on ...
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Naidu asks Delhi authorities to make capital clean 11.9.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu Thursday asked the Delhi government and other agencies to firm up their plans to make the capital clean and green.
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Naidu asks Delhi authorities to make capital clean 11.9.2014 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Sep 11 : Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu Thursday asked the Delhi government and other agencies to firm up their plans to make the capital clean and green.
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The illiteracy of innovation 10.9.2014 Hindu: Lead
The formal economy and the scientific sector deal with advanced technology, while the informal, the world of biomass, craft societies, are treated as lesser worlds with a separate logic. It is a dualism of thought which is quietly destroying huge parts of our culture
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Suchithwa Mission to Rope in Ragpickers, Scrap Hawkers for Boosting Waste Management in State 9.9.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Lens on crusher units in vulture zone 9.9.2014 The Telegraph : Jharkhand
Hazaribagh, Sept. 8: The Hazaribagh district administration has directed mining officials to crack down on stone crusher units operating illegally at Panchrukhi Pahad in Barkatha, posing serious threat to the existence of vultures already declared endangered worldwide.
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‘Spread awareness among customers’ 7.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Spread awareness among customers’
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Stuck with plastic! 5.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Stuck with plastic!
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Stuck with plastic! 5.9.2014 Hindu: Home
The biggest problem for the GVMC is the disposing of plastic waste. While the recyclable plastic is sold by workers and rag-pickers, the city generates 150 tonnes of plastic waste daily tha...
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Narendra Modi: One hundred days of latitude 4.9.2014 ET: Opinion
The good news is that the title of this column is not 'One hundred days of lassitude'. We have a government that appears to be working, warts and all.
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Concern over dumping of biomedical waste 2.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Concern over dumping of biomedical waste
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Dumping of bio-medical waste can cause disease outbreak: official 1.9.2014 Hindu: News
Rising instances of trucks from other states transporting waste to border districts
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Up close with nature in the heart of Chennai 28.8.2014 Hindu: Metroplus
The amazing diversity of flora and fauna that can be spotted at the Adyar Poonga only shows how successfully it has been restored from garbage dump to ecopark.
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'Low castes still forced to clean human excreta' 26.8.2014 CNN-IBN: India
India has since Independence in 1947 enacted laws aimed at ending the practice of manual scavenging.
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‘Low castes’ still forced to clean human excreta, says Human Rights Watch 26.8.2014 Asian Age: India
Kela, a 60-year-old manual scavenger, collects human waste in Nekpur village, New Delhi (Photo: AFP/File) Hundreds of thousands of impoverished "low caste" Indians are being forced to clean human excreta from dry toilets and open drains, despite a ban on the discriminatory and undignified practice, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday. India has since Independence in 1947 enacted laws aimed at ending the practice of manual scavenging, which include commitments to modernise sanitation to end the manual disposal of faeces as well as outlawing employing anyone to do so. But centuries-old feudal, caste-based customs have allowed manual scavenging to persist, with communities facing barriers such as threats of violence, eviction and the withholding of wages if they try to leave the practice, said a report by HRW. "Successive Indian government attempts to end caste-based cleaning of excrement have been derailed by discrimination and local complicity," said Meenakshi Ganguly, HRW's South Asia director at ...
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HRW to Indian Govt.: End manual scavenging, tell officials to enforce laws 26.8.2014 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Aug.25 : The Indian government should end manual scavenging, or the cleaning of human waste by communities considered low-caste, by ensuring that local officials enforce the laws prohibiting this discriminatory practice, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report released today.
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‘If you don’t send your women to clean our toilets, we will beat them up’ 25.8.2014 Hindu: News

Women who stopped manual scavenging faced threats of violence in some parts of the country, according to a new report titled, ‘Cleaning Human Waste, Manual Scavenging Caste and Discrimination...

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Group decries India's reliance on waste cleaners 25.8.2014 Sify News
Hundreds of thousands of impoverished, low-caste Indians are still working with their bare hands to clean human excrement from open roads and millions of dry pit latrines across the country,
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11,000 manual scavengers identified 22.8.2014 Hindu: News
After the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act came into force last December, over 11,000 manual scavengers have been identified by 23 States. The survey is i...
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