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Jaipur: Comptroller and Auditor General empties toilet pit, sets example 19.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Comptroller and Auditor General of India and former IAS officer of Rajastahn Cadre Rajiv Mehrishi set up an example for the bureaucracy when on Thursday he emptied a toilet pit from a twin pit toilet in rural Maharashtra. In this tasks he was joined by secretary in the ministry of drinking water and sanitation Parameswaran Iyer. The pit-cleaning exercise was conducted at Pandharewadi gram panchayat in Daund block of the Pune district. The exercise was basically a step towards dispelling myths, biases and stigmas and setting a precedent that officers who advocate for sanitation and hygiene should practice the same. Several state principal secretaries (sanitation), senior officers of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), and senior officers of Maharashtra government joined in this exercise. At the #ODF Sustainability workshop in #Maharashtra, Additional Chief Secretaries of various states, senior officers of the #SBM & state government officials emptied the pits from twin pit toilets to de-stigmatize ...
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Sulabh founder to get Nikkel Asia Prize 15.5.2018 General News
Sanitation pioneer and founder of Sulabh International Dr Bindeshwar Pathak has been selected for Japan's most prestigious Nikkel Asia Prize, a statement said on Monday.
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This recycling unit is helping keep Mudumalai Tiger Reserve litter-free 5.5.2018 Hindu: S & T
Garbage left behind by thoughtless tourists inside the reserve is being recycled into bags, envelopes and file holders
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HC raps authorities over manual scavenging 4.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Government and civic bodies fail to submit details of scavengers in Capital
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National Human Rights Commission is 'satisfied' with Gujarat government's work 28.4.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday said it was satisfied with the work of the state government in protecting human rights. The Commission made the remarks after hearing 155 cases during open hearings and camp sitting at Karai Police Academy over last 2 days. "By and large we are satisfied with their (state government's) work. They are doing their best. There are certain areas where they can do better, and we have brought these to their attention," NHRC chairman justice (retd) HL Dattu, told reporters. Human rights violations are not that many in the state, and the government does step in when needed, he said further. The NHRC chief said that they were satisfied on the basis of the cases that had come before them during the course of the open hea-rings,and the responses they received from senior government officials. However, when journalists brought it to his attention, Dattu admitted that he was not aware of the Thangadh killings and other cases of atrocities against Dalits. He also ...
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Rahul says BJP 'crushing' SC; challenges Modi for 15-min debate: 10 updates 23.4.2018 Top Stories
Rahul Gandhi launched a 'Save the Constitution' campaign against Modi govt for 'systematically destroying Indian Constitution and attacks on the Dalits'
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Life on track 17.4.2018 Hindu: Religion
He may not have liked race walking when he began but now Vijay Bibin Raj dreams of an Olympic medal
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Theatre, of the people, for the people 14.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Theatre, of the people, for the people
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7 months after 10 deaths in Delhi's sewers, AAP govt's promises remain hollow 9.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The AAP government's promise to put an end to manual scavenging by mechanising the process, after 10 people were killed cleaning sewers and tanks last year in the capital, remains unfulfilled.
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Mission Battees cleans a dirty spot 8.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
It was a race to build 32,000 toilets in a remote part of U.P. in five days
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Kerala startup to unveil more manhole cleaning robots 7.4.2018 General News
Kerala startup Genrobotics will unveil five more 'Bandicoot' robots for cleaning sewer holes, including for pilot projects in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
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Expanding the SC/ST Act 5.4.2018 Hindu: Op-Ed
The 2015 amendments were highlighted recently in court
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Child deaths from diarrhoea halved in 10 yrs, but 321 died every day in '15 27.3.2018 Top Stories
The proportion of children with diarrhoea who received rehydration therapy from ORS packets increased from 26% in 2005-06 to 51% in 2015-16
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‘Treat it as a hazardous work’ 24.3.2018 Hindu: National

Clearing of underground drainage network in the city is done using machines.

The last incident of the death of a worker occurred in April 2016 while clearing a manhole at Siripuram. After a s

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‘Treat it as a hazardous work’ 24.3.2018 Hindu: National

Clearing of underground drainage network in the city is done using machines.

The last incident of the death of a worker occurred in April 2016 while clearing a manhole at Siripuram. After a s

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Private players resorting to unsafe practices 24.3.2018 Hindu: National
Death of 7 workers served as an eye-opener, but no visible action either on hatcheries management or in improving safety measures
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7 vultures survive carcass poisoning in Assam, 32 dead 18.3.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
This is the biggest case of poisoning of the scavenging birds
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Two BBMP contractors booked for forcing labourers into manual scavenging 8.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
Also accused of assaulting the labourers when one of them refused to do the job
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The Casteless Collective: When equal voices sing for equality 6.3.2018 Hindu: Home
The Casteless Collective symbolises diversity in more ways than one — through its music, instruments and its members themselves
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Pilot project in 5 districts to check manual scavenging 3.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Collectors to face action in case of deaths due to the practice
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