User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Nov 15 2017 16:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air 15.11.2017 deccanherald.com
In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry and made global headlines. Indias smog crisis has centred on the capital but pollution is as bad or worse beyond its borders, with millions in smaller cities like Moradabad barely aware of the harmful effects of the air they breathe. For more than a week toxic smog has hovered over densely populated regions of northern India and Pakistan, sending pollution levels soaring to many times the World Health Organization safe limit. Delhi, the worlds most polluted capital city, became the epicentre of the crisis as doctors declared a public health emergency and sent millions of students home from school. But in Moradabad, like many cities across northern India, air pollution was also off the charts. Yet few appeared fazed at their citys degraded environment despite the metallic taste hanging in the air. "There ...
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Narrow vision 11.10.2017 FrontLine: Home
The Swachh Bharat Mission, by focussing on cleanliness and toilet use, leaves out a wide spectrum of urgent urban sanitation issues such as solid waste management and clogged sewers. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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Discussed death of manual scavengers with Kejriwal: Hardeep Puri 1.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said he has taken up the issue of sanitation workers dying while manually cleaning clogged sewers in the national capital with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
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Campaign to salute ragpickers launched 1.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A campaign to salute millions of ragpickers, who collect used up plastic bottles from the trash for recycling, was launched on Sunday by a non-profit organisation here.
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Manual scavenging: How keeping Indian cities clean is a fatal proposition 29.9.2017 India Today | February 13, 2012
"At a time when Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is coming closer to ending open defecation, isn't it time to invest in those human beings who enable this ideal?" asks Bharati Chaturvedi.
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J&K ragpicker hailed by PM Modi for work on Wular lake 25.9.2017 TOI: India
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18-year-old ragpicker Bilal becomes example for Kashmiri boys 24.9.2017 TOI: India
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A thousand mutinies over garbage 24.9.2017 Rediff: News
What will Indian cities do about its growing mountains of waste?
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Mentor who moved mountains for the manual scavenger 1.9.2017 HBL: Home
Self-effacing to a fault, SR Sankaran taught me never to become a voiceover for the struggles of the manual scavenger
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Sanitation project a sham 29.8.2017 FrontLine: Columns
The deeply entrenched casteist approach to manual scavenging is part of public policy and explains why the practice continues unabated and why the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in effect relies on it.
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Smart move: Ragpickers to segregate waste in city 19.8.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Dalits: In a state of unfreedom 17.8.2017 FrontLine: Cover Story
In the past 70 years of Independence, most Dalits have been continuously pushed into obnoxious spheres of work. The concept of freedom for them is where they can participate in a more creative, competitive and attractive sphere of decent opportunities. By GOPAL GURU
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‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ review: Filmi pamphleteering 11.8.2017 Hindu: Home
A potentially unconventional love story ends up as obsequious government propaganda
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Clean drains with machines, save lives 7.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
Days after four sanitation workers lost their lives while cleaning a tank in Ghitorni in July, chief secretary M M Kutty set up a multi-department committee to look for solutions to waterlogging, which would also help in putting an end to manual scavenging by moving towards mechanised cleaning of drains and sewers.
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Ragpickers hit hard by tax on recyclable products 3.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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PPCB to take ragpickers' help to study plastic waste management 1.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has decided on engaging with rag pickers to study waste management.
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Unholy dip: How toxic chambers kill 26.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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On a diet of medicine, alcohol to earn 300 26.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Unicef India lauds Centre's approach in solving drinking water, sanitation issues 19.7.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, July 19 : A Unicef India official on Wednesday lauded the Centre's approach towards solving issues concerning lack of drinking water and sanitation, saying the transparency and openness with stakeholders will be beneficial towards undertaking innovative measures.
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Waste collection: Dharamshala follows Shimla 13.7.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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