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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: To encourage people to use toilets in rural areas, a plan to offer incentives 21.5.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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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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No one is bothered about sanitation workers: HC 19.5.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, May 18 The Delhi High Court directed all the municipal and civic bodies in the capital to inform it about the welfare schemes as well as equipment being provided to sanitation workers, noting that no one appeared to be bothered about their plight. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also ordered the local authorities to find out the illness and injuries suffered by the workers in their line of work and place the data before the court on the next date of hearing on September 19. The High Court said a matter regarding prevention of manual scavenging and rehabilitation of persons engaged in the work was before another bench of the high court since 1998, but till date “nothing has been done” by the authorities. “No one is bothered about these people,” the bench said, while also seeking details of the equipment and other gear provided, if any, to the workers. The observations by the bench came while issuing notice to the local authorities, the Delhi government and ...
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Meghalaya ministers allocated districts for effective monitoring of schemes 17.5.2018 The Shillong Times
    SHILLONG: Meghalaya Governor has notified the allocation of districts to the Cabinet ministers for undertaking systematic and periodical review of various flagship programmes While Prestone Tynsong has been allocated East Khasi Hills district,   James Sangma has been allocated West Khasi Hills district and similarly, AL Hek has been allocated  North Garo Hills district. Sniawbhalang […]
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Survey to rehabilitate manual scavengers on 16.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune news Service Jalandhar, May 15 The state on Tuesday began a national survey to identify and rehabilitate manual scavengers who are still engaged in servicing insanitary latrines, following directions of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in January. The state will conduct the survey in four districts - Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Sangrur and Fatehgarh Sahib. According to a recent report tabled in the Lok Sabha, Punjab is among the top five states to have the highest number of manual scavenging households. As per the data, Punjab till date has over 11,951 households that are dependent on manual scavenging. Besides, the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) conducted in 2011 revealed that there are over 91 manual scavengers working in Punjab, a claim refuted by Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla, who said the number could be more than what the Census had thrown up, especially in urban areas. Dr Srikrishan, nodal officer for the survey in Jalandhar, said ...
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Hunt on for manual scavengers for rehabilitation 16.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 15 Following the directions of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to conduct a nationwide survey to identify manual scavengers for rehabilitation, the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) has begun to look for the sanitation workers who used to do manual scavenging in the city. As per the socio economic census 2011 and also a recent report placed in the Lok Sabha, there are around 90 manual scavengers working in Punjab. According to Assistant health officer Dr Srikrishan, though there were workers who used to do manual scavenging in 2013 in the city, after the enactment of the Manual Scavengers Act, the practice was abolished. “During that time, manual scavenging was there but confined to only the cantonment area and not in the city,” said Dr Sri Krishan. According to official information, 31 sewer men have died in the state while cleaning sewers since 1993. The fact is that many more persons have lost their lives while cleaning sewers manually. ...
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Complaint under Manual Scavenging Act: Activist moves National Commission, says PCMC not providing safety gear to conservancy workers 10.5.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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A paper law 8.5.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Swachh Bharat Mission: other name for coercion and deprivation 28.4.2018 Downtoearth
What started as a noble campaign to make India open defecation free, has now taken shape of a cocercive policy of shaming people for not using toilets, denying poor people ration under public distribution system (PDS) and other social welfare schemes
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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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Congress’ ‘Save the Constitution campaign’: Rahul Gandhi vows to protect Dalits, Amit Shah dubs speech as ‘hatred for India’ 23.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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11 villages identified for Gram Swaraj Abhiyan 20.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
11 villages identified for Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
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Cleaning a dirty patch 18.4.2018 Downtoearth
There has been a massive spike in constructing toilets in record time in Gonda district. But it remains to be seen whether it would lead to real gains in making the district open defecation free
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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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Mulk Raj Anand’s angst with ‘isms’ 15.4.2018 The Tribune
Rumina Sethi A few years before he died, I happened to meet Mulk Raj Anand at Hauz Khas, New Delhi. Anand wondered aloud why I should have travelled a good distance to see him and asked me humorously whether Indian researchers would ever give up the three chachas of early Anglophone Indian writing, the other two being Raja Rao and RK Narayan. Yet, despite the new breed of Indian-English authors, critical concern with the elder statesmen could never be abandoned. A recent panel discussion on social inclusion at the American Center, New Delhi, where a book on Mulk Raj Anand was the subject of the conversation, gives evidence that the world of academia continues to engage critically with the author. I am referring to the book launch event of Professor Kamal Verma’s Understanding Mulk Raj Anand: His Mind and Art, moderated by his son, former US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma. Kamal Verma’s indefatigable efforts in reviving Anand in turn creates an opportunity to raise a toast to Karl Marx, especially ...
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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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Swachh Bharat is not just about chasing toilets 11.4.2018 Downtoearth
Instead of being euphoric about fast pace of toilet construction in the country, the government should focus on the factors failing to trigger the communities to use toilets
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Ending open defecation rather than building toilets should be the aim 11.4.2018 Downtoearth
There has been a massive spike in constructing toilets in record time in Gonda district, but it remains to be seen whether it would lead to real gains in making the district open defecation free
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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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