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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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‘Book officials failing to enforce manual scavenging law’ 26.6.2018 Hindu: Kerala
Spots identified for desilting manholes as part of pre-monsoon exercise
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Affordable toilets planned for rural poor 25.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Each toilet to cost ₹20,000; govt. to provide ₹12,000, NGO ₹5,000 as subsidy; the rest to be borne by beneficiaries
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Compelling story of an inhuman practice 21.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Excellent music and performances rendered Asif Ali’s “Nachyo Bahut Gopal” a fine depiction of those condemned to a life of scavenging
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Why did riots erupt in Shillong? 9.6.2018 Hindu: National
What is the conflict? The landscape of Shillong reminded the primarily Scottish officers of East India Company of the glens back home. The hill statio
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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 gives green light to DJB’s policy on manual scavengers 31.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Govt agency to mechanise sewer cleaning that would give self-employment
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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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