User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
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Live Updates from 12-Hour #SwasthyaMantra Telethon With Amitabh Bachchan For A Healthy India 1.10.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Helmed by NDTVs Dr Prannoy Roy and campaign ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, season 7 of NDTV-Dettol Banega Swasth India will build on what the campaign has been working on for the last six years. This...
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Demolition threat hounds 300,000 Delhi slum-dwellers 19.9.2020 Rediff: News
'The people, media and politicians are ready to listen to the troubles of Kangana Ranaut, but we are unwanted lives in the heart of Delhi.' Shine Jacob reports.
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PHOTOS: When wildlife wows us! 3.9.2020 Rediff: News
NHM wildlife
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In India, 90% sanitation workers don’t have health insurance even amid the coronavirus crisis 31.7.2020 Scroll.in
The findings are based on a survey conducted in five states and two metros.
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Indian households’ ineffective waste management is putting sanitation workers at risk of Covid-19 10.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Sanitation workers, like frontline health workers, should be provided with personal protective equipment.
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Why Budget 2020 may not live up to its promise of eliminating manual scavenging from India 24.2.2020 Scroll.in
From 2015 to 2019, on average, one person died every five days while cleaning sewers manually.
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From manual scavenging to modern day slavery: the endless suffering of Budhu Gowala 24.2.2020 The Assam Tribune
From manual scavenging to modern day slavery: the endless suffering of Budhu Gowala
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India’s 10-year conservation plan finally highlights the need to protect threatened birds 12.2.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The country had so far only focussed on safeguarding major species like the tiger or elephant.
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Despite statewide ban, Mumbai still has miles to go before it can be plastic-free 11.2.2020 Citizen Matters
In March 2018, Maharashtra imposed a blanket ban on the use of plastic in the state, particularly in Mumbai. Almost two years later, the city still finds itself grappling with plastic waste, largely due to patchy implementation by BMC and inadequate attention to processing of discarded plastic.
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Indian government has built 95 million toilets, but little has changed for manual scavengers 14.12.2019 Scroll.in
India is listed among nine nations where sanitation workers face the worst working conditions.
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Manual Scavenging Still Continues In India Due To Weak Laws: UN Study 15.11.2019 NDTV News - India-news
Manual scavenging, banned through a legislation in 2013, still prevailed in India due to ''weak legal protection and lack of enforcement'' of the rules, according to a new global study by the World...
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Garbage to gold: Shillong women’s group shows the way 15.11.2019 Citizen Matters
Ambitious, big-money plans remain on paper, but a women's self help group comprised of ragpickers-turned-recyclers could help the hill station solve its ugly waste crisis.
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Watch: Comedian Shyam Rangeela cleans a beach in new satire video 14.10.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The story behind the making of the video has also been revealed.
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A decade after her husband died cleaning a septic tank, a woman in MP struggles to keep going 23.8.2019 Scroll.in
The sight of her three-year-old son and her infant daughter reminded Rekha Devi of the reason to live.
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In This City, Get Free-Food In Exchange Of 500 Grams Plastic 11.8.2019 NDTV News - Latest
In a bid to make environment plastic-free and create awareness regarding its disposal, alumni of a school here through a unique initiative have started distributing food free of cost to the people who...
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'Garbage Cafe' In Chhattisgarh To Offer Free Food In Exchange For Plastic 24.7.2019 NDTV News - India-news
The Ambikapur Municipal Corporation in Chhattisgarh is set to open a first-of-its-kind 'Garbage Cafe' where poor people and rag pickers will get free food in exchange for one kilogram of plastic,...
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How one of Delhi’s tallest structures is contributing to climate change 17.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Intense summers are not uncommon in Delhi, but when temperatures soared to 48 degrees this June, it was a record even by city standards. Could emissions from the East Delhi Ghazipur landfill have had a role to play?
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Inside Dehradun’s Bindal slum, where the city’s waste pickers live 11.6.2019 Citizen Matters
Despite the crucial role they play in the city, efforts to improve the living conditions of Dehradun's waste pickers -- mostly migrants -- have been minimal and they continue to live in unsafe conditions, with little or no assistance from the Municipal Corporation.
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Delhi: Garbage mountain at Ghazipur landfill will be taller than Taj Mahal by 2020, says report 4.6.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
An unidentified Delhi municipal official told news agency AFP that 2,000 tonnes of garbage are dumped at the landfill every day.
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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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