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Corporation junks waste-sorting plan 6.7.2015 TOI: Chennai
While Chennai hurtles toward a more urban future, its dwellers are not lagging behind in generating garbage at an alarming rate. Back in 2013, Corporation of Chennai had formu lated a simple yet ambitious plan to segregate the city's rubbish. However, after a long wait of three years, the civic body has dumped the plan owing to high ...
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Ragpickers to get national award 3.7.2015 Telegraph: Front Page
The government proposes to institute a national award for ragpickers to recognise their services in waste management and in keeping India clean, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.
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Rag pickers to be recognised with National Award 3.7.2015 deccanherald.com
Now, rag pickers services will be recognised by the government which has decided to give national award for their contribution to keep India clean. "There are millions of rag pickers in the country. This informal sector has saved the country. They are doing a good job and I have decided to recognise their efforts. We will grant national award," Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said at an event on waste management here. The national award, with a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh, will be given to three best rag pickers and three associations involved in innovation of best practices, he added. Stating that rag pickers are helping to some extent in handling waste, the Minister pitched for setting up of a credible agency like Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) that can guide municipal bodies to take measures to address waste management in a scientific way. "At present, agencies that handle solid waste are working on contractual basis and this has failed miserably. Handling waste cannot always be a profitable ...
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Now, a National Award for rag pickers 3.7.2015 Hindu: S & T
The national award, with a cash prize of Rs. 1.5 lakh, will be given to three best rag pickers and three associations.
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Rag picker injured in explosion 2.7.2015 Hindu: National
A rag-picker was injured in an explosion while he was collecting garbage from a dustbin in front of government headquarters hospital in Karimnagar on Thursday afternoon. Karimnagar DSP J....
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Okhla plant boost irks many 27.6.2015 TOI: Delhi Times
The Delhi government’s first budget may have scored high on the environment front, but the ragpicker community and civil society organizations working on the issue of waste are concerned about its promotion of waste-to-energy plants in ...
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Evaluating 50 lakh tonnes of garbage 26.6.2015 Hindu: Home
The civic body is planning to carry out bio mining to leach out minerals without causing damage to the environment.
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Rag-pickers to help segregate garbage 24.6.2015 Hindu: Vijayawada
Singapore team to suggest effective measures for clearing waste
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Ragpickers’ day out 18.6.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Ragpickers’ day out
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Ragpickers’ day out 18.6.2015 Hindu: Bangalore
Work begins at 3 a.m. every day for Ganga Bai, a ragpicker who works in Kamakhya area, and she puts in nearly 10 hours to segregate paper, plastic and metals. Ganga Bai and thousands of other rag p...
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Health Kiosks for Garbage Collectors Planned 18.6.2015 newindianexpress.com
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City generates 4,000 MT of garbage daily 15.6.2015 Hindu: Home
From collection, transfer to disposal, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has been struggling hard to manage around 3,500 metric ton of waste and garbage generated daily in the city...
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Turning Trash into Cash 15.6.2015 The New Indian Express - Education - http://newindianexpress.com/education/
Empowering weaker sections of the economy through waste management
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REDUCE AND REUSE 14.6.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
REDUCE AND REUSE
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REDUCE AND REUSE 14.6.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
REDUCE AND REUSE
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'Will anyone invite a waste-picker inside their home and give him <EM>chai</EM>?' 12.6.2015 Rediff: News
Social activist Nalini Sekhar has worked to improve the working conditions of the waste-pickers of Bengaluru for the last four years and describes the her work as being rife with "occupational hazards which energises her to work with more vigour".
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Uncleared garbage clogs drains in Vimannagar 11.6.2015 Pune News, Pune City News | Cities News - Times of India
The waterlogging in Vimannagar and Ahmednagar Road areas following heavy downpour on Monday was a result of choked stormwater drains, allege citizen groups that have questioned the lack of a clear garbage disposal ...
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Centre to start award for ragpickers from next year: Javadekar 11.6.2015 Zee News : India National
Lauding the efforts of ragpickers who segregate and recycle waste in cities, the Centre has decided to roll out an award for them starting next year, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday.
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Now, an award for rag-pickers 10.6.2015 HBL: Home
Govt to recognise ‘informal but important’ sector
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Centre to start award for ragpickers from next year: Javadekar 10.6.2015 deccanherald.com
Lauding the efforts of ragpickers who segregate and recycle waste in cities, the Centre has decided to roll out an award for them starting next year, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. "Ragpicking is an informal but an important sector from a very long time. Ragpickers toil hard all day long only to segregate and recycle waste materials generated by cities. In order to recognise their hard work and their commitment towards keeping the society clean, the Environment Ministry has decided to roll out an award for them next year onwards," Javadekar told reporters here. He was addressing a press conference detailing the achievements of his ministry in the last one year. Javadekar said that along with an award specifically for ragpickers, the government will also work towards improving their health and living standards. On Mumbais 35-km long coastal project that will connect Nariman Point to Kandivali in the western suburbs, Javadekar said there will be minimum reclamation of coastal land and ...
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