User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: May 17 2017 02:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Senior cop, activists reach out to ragpicker who survived rape 16.5.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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Why ragpickers are critical for waste management 12.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Ajmer Shatabdi pulls into the New Delhi station every night at around 11 pm. During the six-hour journey from Ajmer, the train serves tea, snacks, soup, dinner and dessert -- more food than an average person can eat in that time.
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62 million tonnes of waste generated annually; how ragpickers help clean it 12.5.2017 News
Only 75-80% of the waste generated in India is collected by municipal bodies.
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Why UBI could be Narendra Modi's big trump card to rid India of poverty and inequality 3.5.2017 ET: Policy
Apart from its anti-poverty potential, UBI can also be a substantial measure to improve autonomy and dignity by giving workers an escape ladder.
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Kids risk lives to earn Rs 20-30 per day 29.4.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Tote a billboard 28.4.2017 Hindu: Fashion
Made from used parachutes, tea sacks and even lifejackets, our pick of bags that can be part of your eco-wardrobe
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Chefs and researchers incorporate insects, protein powerhouses into mainstream diet 23.4.2017 ET: Food
The UN has been making a case for using insects as food for a very long time, with the Food and Agriculture Organisation working on the topic since 2003.
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'People want everything on the menu on their plate' 13.4.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'The government is not insisting that customers must eat a certain quantity only.' 'Customers can ask for extra portions.''It is dictatorial, but we welcome it because it is one step towards ending food waste.'
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No running away from ugly truth here 2.4.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Though under BBMP limits, the area is a picture of neglect | Bengaluru News - Times of India 29.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Though under BBMP limits, the area is a picture of neglect | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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An indelible blot on urban life 25.3.2017 Hindu: News
Despite a clutch of laws and strictures from the highest court of the land the practice of employing human labour to clean sewers continues to this day, claiming the lives of labourers and leaving their families in a lurch.
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Goa: As CM, Parrikar faces law and order, illegal mining, unemployment 20.3.2017 Top Stories
Lately, Goa has been in the news for frighteningly violent crimes against tourists, including rape
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Delhi: Garbage collectors don’t want to be treated as trash 10.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Delhi: Garbage collectors don’t want to be treated as trash
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Families of deceased manual scavengers get 10 lakh each 26.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
10 lakh each to 141 families of deceased manual scavengers, after a Madras high court order.
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Kin of dead manual scavengers given compensation, says Tamil Nadu government 25.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
Thanks to PIL proceedings initiated by a service organisation and a series of judicial orders passed by Madras high court, Tamil Nadu government has now paid up a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to 141 families of deceased manual scavengers in the state.
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A pit stop to change attitudes 22.2.2017 Hindu: Opinion
Pit emptying must become central to India’s efforts to eliminate open defecation
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Saving an endangered bird -- with tricks, tactics and love 20.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Its not a typically pretty bird to 'ooh and 'aah over. Far from it, the Greater Adjutant Stork is a big bird with a dull-orange bill and grey, black and white feathers. An endangered species, its numbers were plummeting until wildlife biologist Purnima Devi Barman intervened and, nine years later, has led a village here to become the worlds largest breeding colony for this bird.
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City faces ‘renal failure’ as plastic chokes wetlands 3.2.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Kolkata faces 'renal failure' as plastic chokes wetlands 3.2.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
Smothered by plastic refuse, the sprawling East Kolkata Wetlands that kept the city from choking for centuries is gasping for breath. Plastic waste dumps that start on Topsia Road run uninterrupted along the Basanti Expressway for 10 long kilometers, penetrating deep into the heart of EKW whose fragile ecology warrants extreme care.
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Big fine may not fix sewage problem 30.1.2017 TOI: Chennai
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