User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
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Use your tech prowess to end manual scavenging in cities 13.7.2018 Citizen Matters
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a Technology Challenge, inviting entries proposing tech solutions for cleaning of sewerage systems and septic tanks. If you can come up with a technology that can end the curse of manual scavenging, apply before August 14th. »
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Meet Bandicoot, the robot 21.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
How robots may eradicate manual scavenging in India.
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Plastic ban: before fines, the alternatives 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
BMC to hold three-day exhibition at NSCI; penalties up to ₹5,000 from June 23
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Beat plastic: Yes, but how? 16.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Despite rules and bans in place, attempts to beat plastic use and pollution in our cities have been hardly effective. Experts weigh in on what could be done to change that. »
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2 Starvation Deaths In Jharkhand In 3 Days, Chief Minister Orders Probe 5.6.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Two women have died due to starvation in Jharkhand in the last three days, prompting Chief Minister Raghbar Das order a probe.
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Where does the plastic waste in Indian cities go? 2.6.2018 Citizen Matters
A reality check on the plastic waste management practices of major Indian cities shows that there has been limited success of anti-plastic policies, even as the country gears up to host World Environment Day 2018, with the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution". »
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I will continue to fight for rights of poor, says Nirmala from CPI(ML), Yeshwanthpur candidate 10.5.2018 Citizen Matters
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenin) (CPI(ML)) is contesting a few seats in Karnataka this election. We spoke to Yeshwanthpur candidate Nirmala to understand her poll pitch and ideas. Excerpts: People of Yeshwanthpur do not know »
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Genrobotics to roll out 5 more 'Bandicoot' robots 7.4.2018 General News
: Kerala-based startup Genrobotics has plans to unveil five more 'Bandicoot' robots for cleaning sewer holes, including for pilot projects in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The startup had garnered tremendous response to its innovative idea of using robots for the task and potentially eliminating the age-old practice of manual scavenging. Genrobotics was among the participants of the two-day Huddle Kerala conclave, which concluded at nearby Kovlam today. Founded in 2015, GenRobotics specialises in powered exoskeletons and human-controlled robotic systems. Sharjah Digital Transformation Higher Committee Chairman Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi was among the visitors to the Genrobotics stall. The founders, engineering graduates Arun George, Vimal Govind, N P Nikhil and Ashiq, said they had received several enquiries from the UAE, and hoped that their brief meeting with Sheikh Fahim would open the doors to present their product in Sharjah. Genrobotics launched the world's ...
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Dazzling hidden beauty of insects 26.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
First museum fully dedicated to insects in the country to be opened at TNAU today
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Persecuted for being Pardhi: Members of this denotified tribe battle bias, daily harassment 21.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Members of the Pardhi tribe in Bhopal have seen little change in circumstances four months after a woman from the tribe immolated herself allegedly due to police harassment
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Solid waste management rules set to be framed 20.3.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad

Municipal Administration Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar asked officials to identify abandoned quarry sites to use them as dump yards for disposal of solid waste from urban areas.

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Solid waste management rules to be formulated shortly 19.3.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad

Municipal Administration Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar asked officials to identify abandoned quarry sites in order to use them as dump yards for disposal of solid waste from urban areas.

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Telangana govt to formulate solid waste management rules soon 19.3.2018 General News
The Telangana government would formulate solid waste management rules soon, a senior official said today. Principal Secretary (Municipal Administration) Arvind Kumar said the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) here has been asked to draft solid waste management policy guidelines in consultation with various stakeholders, according to a state government release. Speaking at a meeting here with officials, Kumar asked the state Pollution Control Board officials to inspect malls, function halls, hotels and hospitals to find out the steps taken by them for segregation and storage of solid waste and submit a report at the earliest. He suggested that a survey of rag-pickers be taken up for using their services in solid waste management, the release said. All urban local bodies have been asked to implement the 'driver-cum-owner scheme' which envisages using 'swachh autos' for door-to-door collection of solid waste, it added.
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Global Recycling Day: Think resource, not waste 18.3.2018 General News
To promote action on recycling, recycling associations across the globe are observing the first Global Recycling Day.According to the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) - oldest and largest global recycling federation, "The recyclables should be recognised as the 7th most important resource, after water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals. There is an urgent need to raise awareness about the 7th resource and enhance the perception that recycling is about creating a clean and sustainable environment for us and for future generations."By 2025, India's waste management sector is expected to be worth US$13.62 billion with an annual growth rate of 7.17 percent. India produces 62 million tons of solid waste per year, but only about 75-80% of the municipal waste gets collected and 22-28% of that waste is processed and treated, according to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.Out of which, plastic is the most recycled material at the rate of 60%, most of it in ..
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A tech crew for social needs 25.2.2018 BusinessLine - Books
NSS members form Engineers’ Crew for Society and Environment
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Robots to soon clean up manholes in Kerala ? ? ? 19.2.2018 deccanherald.com
In a first in Kerala, the state government will soon be utilising the services of robots to clean sewer holes. The trial runs of the robot, developed by a startup company, Genrobotics, have been successfully held recently and the product will be launched next week, Kerala Water Authority (KWA) Managing Director, A Shainamol said. "The Kerala government is very excited with the project," said Shainamol. The robot, equipped with Wi-Fi, bluetooth and control panels has four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension to scoop out the waste from sewers. The project is supported by KWA, which has joined hands with Kerala start up mission to transform new ideas into practical technologies for addressing issues relating to pipe leakage and sanitation. "Our intention is to promote local talent. Now the product, being fully funded by the government, is ready and it will be launched next week," she said. Initially, the services of the robot, christened Bandicoot will be utilised in ...
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Robots To Clean Up Manholes In Kerala From Next Week 19.2.2018 NDTV News - Latest
In a first in Kerala, the state government will soon be utilising the services of Robots to clean sewer holes.
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The Life of Labour: 5 Killed in Blast at Cochin Shipyard, 12 Deaths in 3 Days Due to Manual Scavenging 18.2.2018 The Wire

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The post The Life of Labour: 5 Killed in Blast at Cochin Shipyard, 12 Deaths in 3 Days Due to Manual Scavenging appeared first on The Wire.

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From rag-pickers to manufacturers: Tapping into operation clean up 30.1.2018 BusinessLine - Clean Tech
An effort is on to build an ecosystem for e-waste disposal and recycling
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Maharashtra leads the way in toilet construction 21.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Maharashtra has constructed the maximum number of individual household toilets under the Centres flagship Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) scheme, followed by Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, according to official data. Till November last year, as many as 42.72 lakh household toilets have been constructed against the target of 66.42 lakh, recording an achievement of nearly 64%. The government launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on October 2, 2014, with an aim of eliminating open defecation, manual scavenging and scientific management of municipal waste by October 2, 2019. The Centre is focusing on construction of toilets to make the cities open defecation free by 2019. Till November last year, Maharashtra constructed 6.33 lakh individual household toilets, while Gujarat built 5.60 lakh and Madhya Pradesh 4.93 lakh. The BJP is in power in these states. According to revised guidelines in October last year, the states have to contribute a minimum of Rs 2,667 towards individual toilets to match the central share ...
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