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On World Toilet Day, A New Machine Aims To End India's Sewer Death Shame 19.11.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Hundreds of "manual scavengers" die each year cleaning out sewers in cities across India but a machine unveiled for Monday's World Toilet Day could help to end that tragic record.
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Hope Machine To End Woes Of Manual Scavengers Involved In Cleaning Sewer 19.11.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Hundreds of "manual scavengers" die each year cleaning out sewers in cities across India, but a machine unveiled on World Toilet Day today could help to end that tragic record. Thousands of people,...
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In documentary ‘Good Guy, Bad Guy’, a rag-picker, a jail sentence and movie dreams 14.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Indu Krishnan’s film explores Bangalore through the hunt for Zakhir, a street dweller jailed in a murder case.
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Photos: Burning mounds of garbage at Delhi’s Bhalswa landfill exacerbate air pollution crisis in NCR 30.10.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Fire at dumping ground is still burning nine days after it started.
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"Scavenger" Robot To Clean Sewers In Tamil Nadu, Kerala 31.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Robotic scavenger 'Bandicoot,' product of a Kerala-based start-up, would soon be cleaning sewers in the temple town of Kumbakonam in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
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Gujarat govt launches 'zero waste' policy 27.7.2018 DNA: India
Gujarat government has launched a policy with the aim to make all civic bodies "zero-waste" cities in the state. The policy was launched on Thursday after the chief minister approved the same. The policy gives power to each of the civic bodies to frame their individual laws to act against individuals or organisations committing erratic disposal of waste. The policy's main focus is over 100% segregation of waste, recycling and systematic disposal of the same. The policy also aims to ensure toilets for each household, manual scavenging-free societies, disposal of sewerage water after treatment and providing additional funds to civic bodies for the same. The policy has set ten goals to make all cities free from waste. It mentions: "All cities should be zero-waste cities and for that, 100% waste from residential, industrial and commercial areas is to be collected and stored after segregation. Construction waste and debris is to be collected and reused after recycling." The policy states that all local urban ...
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Thousands of Philippine poor nabbed in Duterte's latest war - on loitering 24.7.2018 Reuters: World News
Each night, police in teams of about a dozen fan out across the most rundown areas of the Philippine capital, rounding up slum-dwellers who linger in the streets, or teenagers who play in makeshift computer gaming shops.
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Is a blanket ban on use of plastic really necessary? 21.7.2018 Rediff: Business
The problem, say experts, is not so much the use of plastic as the lack of effort to recycle and reuse it.
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Use your tech prowess to end manual scavenging in cities 13.7.2018 Citizen Matters
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a Technology Challenge, inviting entries proposing tech solutions for cleaning of sewerage systems and septic tanks. If you can come up with a technology that can end the curse of manual scavenging, apply before August 14th. »
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Gujarat government to incentivise plastic disposal, to give Rs 1/bottle 13.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Plastic waste disposed from your home could become the means livelihood for some poor family. The Gujarat government is coming up with a policy to incentivise the systematic disposal of plastic waste. The government will set up a system through which plastic waste from cities and villages will be recycled and the rag pickers would get paid by the weight of the plastic waste. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced that the government will pay Re 1 for every used plastic bottle through a reverse vending machine. The benefits of the policy will also be extended to other forms of recycled plastic waste such as bags, kitchenware, gadgets, toys, etc. A senior official privy to the development said: "The government is seriously thinking of incentivising systematic disposal of plastic waste including pet bottles. Plastic bottles are easy to collect as compared to other waste. There is a huge chunk of such other plastic waste materials that remains unsorted which creates more pollution. If such waste also can ...
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Meet Bandicoot, the robot 21.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
How robots may eradicate manual scavenging in India.
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Plastic ban: before fines, the alternatives 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
BMC to hold three-day exhibition at NSCI; penalties up to ₹5,000 from June 23
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Beat plastic: Yes, but how? 16.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Despite rules and bans in place, attempts to beat plastic use and pollution in our cities have been hardly effective. Experts weigh in on what could be done to change that. »
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Ahmedabad: Woman ragpicks to keep her sons' dreams alive 9.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Don't be surprised if I tell you a rag picker has encouraged over 200 women in Odhav to read and write. The more you see the 39-year-old Harshitaben Parmar's unflagging desire and standalone spirit to get her sons educated, the more you derive joy. Convincing her neighbours about her son's prospects in an engineering college, Parmar says she is determined to put him in a college irrespective of its fee and expense. For now, the son has finished Diploma in computer engineering and wants to pursue a degree course. Her younger son is in Industrial Training Institute (ITI) and would soon begin his apprenticeship. It is easy to mistake Parmar for a middle-class home-maker. The brilliant woman, who has received formal education only till class 10, is a teacher in Odhav. However, she is also equally good at some else. Rag picking. She has been doing it for over a decade to support her family. But, what sets her apart is her diamantine will to ensure that her two children get education. There are many like ...
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2 Starvation Deaths In Jharkhand In 3 Days, Chief Minister Orders Probe 5.6.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Two women have died due to starvation in Jharkhand in the last three days, prompting Chief Minister Raghbar Das order a probe.
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In Chennai, App-Based Smart Trash Cans To Increase Plastic Recycling 5.6.2018 NDTV News - Cities
Chennai recycles nearly one-third of its plastic waste and almost all of its PET bottles.
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Plea seeks segregation of waste 4.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Notices issued to Delhi government, civic bodies
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Where does the plastic waste in Indian cities go? 2.6.2018 Citizen Matters
A reality check on the plastic waste management practices of major Indian cities shows that there has been limited success of anti-plastic policies, even as the country gears up to host World Environment Day 2018, with the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution". »
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Leftovers from eateries attract dogs in K.K. Nagar 1.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
A week ago, while returning from work, 42-year-old S. Ramnath was hopelessly trying to fend off a pack of barking strays on Ramawamy Salai in K.K. Nag
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HC upholds DJB's scheme on manual scavengers 30.5.2018 General News
"Our society has marginalised manual scavengers to its darkest corners" and these people remain "unseen and forgotten" for generations, the Delhi High Court has said. The observation was made by a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and A K Chawla while dismissing a petition challenging the eligibility conditions and preferences prescribed by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) in the March 2018 tender calling for bids for mechanised sewer cleaning and its transportation. Expressing hope that DJB's scheme to mechanise sewer cleaning would eradicate this practice and lead to a "positive tomorrow" for those involved in scavenging. "Unseen and forgotten for generations, our society has marginalised manual scavengers to its darkest corners. They are trapped in an eternal caste embrace, with no voice in the society or in any meaningful participation; their children are doomed to the same stereotypical roles assigned to them. The promise of equality, dignity and egalitarianism has eluded them ...
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