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Street kids celebrate Diwali, spread message of harmony 22.10.2014 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Oct 22 : Street children in various parts of the national capital celebrated Diwali Wednesday spreading the message of harmony.
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Street kids celebrate Diwali, spread message of harmony 22.10.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Street children in various parts of the national capital celebrated Diwali Wednesday spreading the message of harmony.
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Delhi: Street kids celebrate Diwali, spread message of harmony 22.10.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
"All these children celebrate festivals unitedly, and this time they sent a message of harmony to the world through their 'rangoli' and colourful paper work," the director of NGO Chetna said.
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Scared of abuse, life is not easy for street children 21.10.2014 Asian Age: Delhi
Even though facts and figures are the essence of the issue of child labour in India, it is important to get in touch with the ground reality to understand the apathy that street children face. Studies have found that one out of five children, employed illegally, is a rag picker. The same studies indicate that two out of five children are roped in by placement agencies as domestic labour. Another avenues which involve child labour are segregation and dismantling of e-waste. This newspaper explored the lives of three children who battle for survival every day in Delhi. Ragi, a nine-year-old boy lives with his best friends close to the dumps in South Delhi’s Nizamuddin area. He works for more than 12 hours a day. Life is not easy for Ragi and his friends. They spend most of the day on heaps of waste material dumped by the city. Ragi and his friends say that working as rag pickers has taught them a lot. “Yahan sab se darna padta hai, bade ladke nasha karke hume pareshaan karte hai,” says Karmi. While these ...
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Scared of abuse, life is not easy for street children 21.10.2014 Asian Age: Delhi
Even though facts and figures are the essence of the issue of child labour in India, it is important to get in touch with the ground reality to understand the apathy that street children face. Studies have found that one out of five children, employed illegally, is a rag picker. The same studies indicate that two out of five children are roped in by placement agencies as domestic labour. Another avenues which involve child labour are segregation and dismantling of e-waste. This newspaper explored the lives of three children who battle for survival every day in Delhi. Ragi, a nine-year-old boy lives with his best friends close to the dumps in South Delhi’s Nizamuddin area. He works for more than 12 hours a day. Life is not easy for Ragi and his friends. They spend most of the day on heaps of waste material dumped by the city. Ragi and his friends say that working as rag pickers has taught them a lot. “Yahan sab se darna padta hai, bade ladke nasha karke hume pareshaan karte hai,” says Karmi. While these ...
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Social research 20.10.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Though two thirds of India's population resides in villages, urban areas are preferred while setting economic, social and political agendas. "People think of a village as a homogenous entity where people have similar levels of prosperity or poverty, which is not true," says R Ramakumar, professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Ramakumar has worked on several research projects that focus on rural transformation. One such project looked at the long term agrarian transformation of villages in Maharashtra in term of factors like land, assets, caste relations and housing. "Land ownership patters have changed significantly over the last 50 years. While the people who owned land in the past have increased their share, the real losers have been the Dalits and Other Backward Classes (OBC)," says Ramakumar. The increase in mechanisation has affected employment, especially among men resulting an increase in the percentage of women agricultural labourers. "About 15-20 per cent of farmers in the state ...
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Fire at Plastic Waste Warehouse 19.10.2014 Star of Mysore
Fire at Plastic Waste Warehouse
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All work, no play 19.10.2014 Hindu: News
No happy faces. No innocence. Instead, missions of children out-of-school, and working to make ends meet is what we witness. This, despite laws prohibiting the employment of children. The Nobel Peace Prize for child rights offers hope.
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Police still clueless about blast near dumping yard 18.10.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Police still clueless about blast near dumping yard
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MPCB to monitor industrial waste 18.10.2014 TOI: All Headlines
MPCB to monitor industrial waste
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Emptying the bin? Now, summon Gen-Y’s trashbusters 17.10.2014 HBL: Home
Social entrepreneurs take the business of waste management seriously, and how
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Telangana bars strikes by GHMC staff 16.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Telangana bars strikes by GHMC staff
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Shazia makes clean break from AAP 16.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Cutting across party lines, former Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and highlighted the role of ragpickers in the sanitation process in Central Park, Connaught Place, on Wednesday. "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is incomplete without kabariwalas, ragpickers and safai karamcharis," she said while addressing ragpickers who came in large numbers under the banner of 'Kabadiyon Ke Kadam Swachh Bharat Ki Aur' (Ragpickers walk towards clean India). The event was organised by NGO Chintan. It was her first appearance with Bharatiya Janata Party Delhi Pradesh president Satish Upadhyay after being nominated as one of the crusaders of the Prime Minister's Clean India campaign. "They are the true soldiers of this abhiyan. We need to learn from them about waste management and recycling. We salute and honour them today and support their work," added Ilmi. "The campaign is not a single party's initiative. I have invited all the parties to join hands in making ...
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Shazia, BJP bond at CP cleanup 16.10.2014 TOI: Delhi Times
Former AAP member and social activist Shazia Ilmi took part in a cleanliness drive organized in Connaught Place by Chintan, a Delhi-based NGO which works for the welfare of ragpickers, on ...
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War on waste gets char ka tadka 15.10.2014 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
War on waste gets char ka tadka
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South Corporation’s ‘zero garbage’ plan starts rolling 15.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
South Corporation’s ‘zero garbage’ plan starts rolling
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South Corporation’s ‘zero garbage’ plan starts rolling 15.10.2014 Hindu: News
A plan to minimise garbage being sent to the city’s landfill sites has been set in motion by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which is inviting expressions of interest for its ‘zero ga...
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Ilmi to clean CP, wants AAP to join 15.10.2014 TOI: Delhi Times
Ilmi to clean CP, wants AAP to join
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Gandhian couple leads war against waste 14.10.2014 Ahmedabad News, Ahmedabad City News | Cities News - Times of India
A septuagenarian couple has been leading from the front in the war on waste. The duo has been spreading Mahatma Gandhi's words on sanitation and its benefits for the past 21 years in Paldi and adjoining ...
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Rags to clutches 13.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Rags to clutches
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