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Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
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Why Budget 2020 may not live up to its promise of eliminating manual scavenging from India 24.2.2020 Scroll.in
From 2015 to 2019, on average, one person died every five days while cleaning sewers manually.
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From manual scavenging to modern day slavery: the endless suffering of Budhu Gowala 24.2.2020 The Assam Tribune
From manual scavenging to modern day slavery: the endless suffering of Budhu Gowala
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India’s 10-year conservation plan finally highlights the need to protect threatened birds 12.2.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The country had so far only focussed on safeguarding major species like the tiger or elephant.
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Despite statewide ban, Mumbai still has miles to go before it can be plastic-free 11.2.2020 Citizen Matters
In March 2018, Maharashtra imposed a blanket ban on the use of plastic in the state, particularly in Mumbai. Almost two years later, the city still finds itself grappling with plastic waste, largely due to patchy implementation by BMC and inadequate attention to processing of discarded plastic.
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Metro Water’s 10 big promises for Chennai citizens in 2020 27.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board put forth ambitious goals of expansion of services and initiatives at the very start of the year; taking a look at the ten big goals of the department in 2020.
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Call for inclusive waste policy for Manipur 29.12.2019 The Assam Tribune
Call for inclusive waste policy for Manipur
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Indian government has built 95 million toilets, but little has changed for manual scavengers 14.12.2019 Scroll.in
India is listed among nine nations where sanitation workers face the worst working conditions.
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The frequent deaths of India’s sewer workers isn’t a governance failure – they are rooted in caste 17.11.2019 Scroll.in
The philosophy of caste validates the casual subjection of sanitation workers to the hazardous, humiliating task of cleaning sewers and septic tanks.
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Manual Scavenging Still Continues In India Due To Weak Laws: UN Study 15.11.2019 NDTV News - India-news
Manual scavenging, banned through a legislation in 2013, still prevailed in India due to ''weak legal protection and lack of enforcement'' of the rules, according to a new global study by the World...
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Garbage to gold: Shillong women’s group shows the way 15.11.2019 Citizen Matters
Ambitious, big-money plans remain on paper, but a women's self help group comprised of ragpickers-turned-recyclers could help the hill station solve its ugly waste crisis.
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Waste woes in Paradise: Srinagar’s struggle to clear garbage from streets during lockdown 7.11.2019 Citizen Matters
In the days following abrogation of Article 370, Srinagar became a stinking mess, as municipal staff were unable to report to work and mounds of garbage accumulated on streets. While proactive officers and safai karamcharis have managed to tide over the crisis in the face of odds, waste management in the city needs serious fixes for the long term.
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A Dalit man agreed to clean a sewer hoping for a permanent job – and was killed by toxic fumes 27.10.2019 Scroll.in
The authorities in Mathura have failed to keep their promise to give Rakesh Valmiki’s family a pension, a home and free education for the children.
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Watch: Comedian Shyam Rangeela cleans a beach in new satire video 14.10.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The story behind the making of the video has also been revealed.
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Union minister Athawale reviews SC welfare schemes 26.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Union minister Athawale reviews SC welfare schemes
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A woman in MP recounts the trauma of watching her husband die in a tank full of faeces 13.9.2019 Scroll.in
Chinta Bai lost her son to a snakebite and her husband to the inexorable practice of manual scavenging.
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A decade after her husband died cleaning a septic tank, a woman in MP struggles to keep going 23.8.2019 Scroll.in
The sight of her three-year-old son and her infant daughter reminded Rekha Devi of the reason to live.
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“Government is fully committed to eradicate Manual Scavenging”: Thawar Chand Gehlot 19.8.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Dr. Thawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) has stated that the Government is fully committed to eradicate manual scavenging through the ‘The Prevention of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013’.
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MoHUA to Organize One Day National Workshop Cum Exhibition on Sustainable Sanitation 16.8.2019 Govt of india: PIB
            The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) will be organizing a one day national workshop cum exhibition at Vigyan Bhawan on 19 August, 2019. Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) will be the Chief Guest of the event.
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In Agra, fear of eviction stalls the fight for justice for a man who died after cleaning septic tank 13.8.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Raju died even before his 21st birthday. His father is afraid that the family will lose their home if they file a complaint against those who hired him.
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In This City, Get Free-Food In Exchange Of 500 Grams Plastic 11.8.2019 NDTV News - Latest
In a bid to make environment plastic-free and create awareness regarding its disposal, alumni of a school here through a unique initiative have started distributing food free of cost to the people who...
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