User: meerak Topic: Sanitation
Category: Sanitation :: Urban waste
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In a slum near Mumbai’s Deonar dumping ground, life is a constant health battle 25.4.2019 Scroll.in
The sewers in the area are overflowing and the air pungent, and yet, there seems to be no political will to make a difference.
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Bye, bye birdie: As plans for Pune metro speed up, a bird sanctuary risks becoming collateral damage 24.4.2019 Scroll.in
From garbage to road construction, Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary has faced several threats, with the latest being an elevated metro line.
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People in this Mumbai slum barely make it to 40; here’s why 24.4.2019 Citizen Matters
For decades, waste has been Mumbai's teeming, unsolvable problem. Slums around the city's dumping ground are now Asia's largest, exposing ragpickers and the general population to serious health risks. All plans and commitments to waste management, meanwhile, appear figurative.
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Do cities matter? What BJP, INC and CPI(M) manifestos say on urban issues 23.4.2019 Citizen Matters
From devolution of powers to local bodies, to the formation of National Urban Mobility Mission, to the creation of a separate Ministry for Water; what all are the promises made by political parties regarding urban issues in their manifestos ?
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China slams province for failing to curb polluting industries 23.4.2019 Reuters: World News
China's environment ministry reprimanded provincial officials in Shandong, the country's biggest aluminium producing province, for failing to comply with policies to cut coal consumption and curb the growth of highly polluting aluminium output.
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World Earth Day observed 23.4.2019 The Assam Tribune
World Earth Day observed
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China iron ore slips on tepid demand amid steel output curbs 23.4.2019 Reuters: Money News
Iron ore futures in China edged lower in early trade on Tuesday as demand eased in the wake of a move to restrict production in top steelmaking city of Tangshan, but losses were modest amid hopes that steel mills will soon replenish their ...
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How can governments make Bengaluru more liveable? By putting pedestrians first 22.4.2019 Scroll.in
Pollution, traffic and a host of other concerns can be resolved.
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Why addressing pedestrian concerns is key to making Bengaluru liveable 22.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Not so long ago, residents and visitors alike gushed over the pleasure of walking along the fragrant tree-lined avenues of Bangalore. Today walking in the city is a nightmare. What changed, and what can be done to encourage and protect pedestrians, which is important for more reasons than one?
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'PPP model of urban waste management needs $ 5 billion/year' 22.4.2019 Sify Finance
The implementation of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in Indian cities will require the investment of $5 billion (around Rs 34,695 crore) per year, a joint report by industry chamber Assocham and British advisory multinational Ernst & Young (EY) said on Sunday.
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Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake Begins To Froth Once Again 21.4.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Bengaluru's Bellandur lake, infamous for its pollution, has started to froth once again. Giant chunks of smelly, white froth - that looked like cotton - could be seen spilling around residential...
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Pune Candidate, With Agenda To Rid City Of Pollution, Cycles 60 km Daily 21.4.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Unlike the grand roadshows and rallies organised by most political parties to seek votes, 43-year-old Anand Vanjape, in the fray for the Pune Lok Sabha seat election as an independent, cycles 60 km...
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Chennai Buzz: Dismal voting percentage | Corporation school results | Relief for parched city… and more 20.4.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Poll percentages from Chennai constituencies, latest updates on water and air in the city and heartening news from municipality run schools -- catch your weekly dose of news snippets here.
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Tale of a dying lake: Hyderabad’s Kudi Kunta 20.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Once upon a time, Kudi Kunta lake was a drinking water source - how did it get to be a stinking cesspool?
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BJP’s Oja, Cong’s Sharma top contenders among 17 in fray 20.4.2019 The Assam Tribune
BJP’s Oja, Cong’s Sharma top contenders among 17 in fray
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E-Ride showroom opened at Moirang 20.4.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
E-Ride showroom opened at Moirang
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In UP’s Yadav heartland, Dalits are unsure about voting for Samajwadi Party candidates 20.4.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Despite the alliance between Mayawati’s Dalit-dominated Bahujan Samaj Party and the Yadav-dominated Samajwati Party, old suspicions are evident on the ground.
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Zooming into the environmental problems of a growing Chennai 19.4.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A look at the environmental issues that Chennai faced since the 2014 national elections, through the camera lens.
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Noted scientist calls for environmental protection 18.4.2019 The Assam Tribune
Noted scientist calls for environmental protection
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Here’s what citizens are demanding for inclusive and just urban development 16.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Members of civil society organizations, urban poor and worker collectives place their demands that reimagine cities and envision more inclusive and sustainable urban development, so that there is a place for all in these cities.
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