User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
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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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At least a Vajpayee, if not a Nehru 18.8.2014 Hindu: Home
Transformational leaders will be judged not merely by the style of their speeches but more by the substance of their actions
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Bird-hit blame on garbage pile-up 18.8.2014 The Telegraph : Bihar
Danger continues to lurk around Patna airport, a day after 162 people of an IndiGo flight had a close shave following a bird hit seconds before take-off.
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#dnaEdit: Time starts now 15.8.2014 DNA: Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an impressive debut at the Red Fort ramparts with his maiden Independence Day speech. It may be reasonably argued that Modi has lived up to the keen sense of anticipation triggered by his reputation as a masterful orator and his recently achieved impressive electoral victory. A generation burdened with poverty, unemployment, gender violence and poor public health was seeking inspiration. The economy, sunk to a decadal low, needed revitalisation and a new and sustainable growth model. The Prime Minister’s speech, delivered extempore and without the insulating protection offered by the bullet-proof enclosure, may have exceeded expectations. But the difficulty of translating rhetoric into action was best exemplified by a pictorial tweet that went viral soon after. Despite Modi’s repeated entreaties on sanitation and maintaining hygienic surroundings, it was left to a rag-picking child to clean up the plastic and paper waste left behind by the Tricolour-donning school ...
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Pre-Matric Scholarship for Rag-Pickers 12.8.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The centrally sponsored scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship to children of those engaged in ‘unclean’ occupations has been extended to the children/wards of those engaged in waste picking/collecting with effect from 1.5.2013.
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Town panchayat officials asked to ensure full use of public toilets 9.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Town panchayat officials asked to ensure full use of public toilets
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Gujarat turns a blind eye to manual scavenging 8.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Gujarat turns a blind eye to manual scavenging
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Inhuman practice on in Surendranagar? 6.8.2014 Rajkot - City - The Times of India
For 32-year-old dalit youth Lalji Parmar, the day begins with the inhuman practice of scavenging human waste for Surendrnagar-Dudhrej municipality.
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Environment panel seeks working space for rag-pickers 5.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Environment panel seeks working space for rag-pickers
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Sowing season 5.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Sowing season
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5 students from Karnataka among Google Science Fair finalists 3.8.2014 deccanherald.com
Two 15-year-olds have not only assured themselves a berth among finalists of the annual Global Google Science Fair, but also have done the State proud by their prodigious scientific talents. The twosome of Vineeth Nayak and Aditya Bhargava have developed a bio-sensor that will detect the quantity of hydrazine, a highly toxic inorganic compound in water and help cleanse and make it potable. Hydrazine is mainly used as a foaming agent in preparing polymer foams. But significantly used in various rocket fuels and prepare gas precursors used in air bags, besides within both nuclear and conventional electrical power plant steam cycles as oxygen scavenger to control concentrations of dissolved oxygen to curtail corrosion.Besides being eco-friendly, all waste generated from the bio-sensor are biodegradable. Both are Class X students of Sharadavidyaniketan Public School, Talapady, Mangalore. Enterprising duo Vineeth hails from Mangalore and Aditya from Bangalore. They are classmates and close friends. The ...
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5 students from State among Google Science Fair finalists 3.8.2014 deccanherald.com
Two 15-year-olds have not only assured themselves a berth among finalists of the annual Global Google Science Fair, but also have done the State proud by their prodigious scientific talents. The twosome of Vineeth Nayak and Aditya Bhargava have developed a bio-sensor that will detect the quantity of hydrazine, a highly toxic inorganic compound in water and help cleanse and make it potable. Hydrazine is mainly used as a foaming agent in preparing polymer foams. But significantly used in various rocket fuels and prepare gas precursors used in air bags, besides within both nuclear and conventional electrical power plant steam cycles as oxygen scavenger to control concentrations of dissolved oxygen to curtail corrosion.Besides being eco-friendly, all waste generated from the bio-sensor are biodegradable. Both are Class X students of Sharadavidyaniketan Public School, Talapady, Mangalore. Enterprising duo Vineeth hails from Mangalore and Aditya from Bangalore. They are classmates and close friends. The ...
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