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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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‘Book officials failing to enforce manual scavenging law’ 26.6.2018 Hindu: Kerala
Spots identified for desilting manholes as part of pre-monsoon exercise
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Affordable toilets planned for rural poor 25.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Each toilet to cost ₹20,000; govt. to provide ₹12,000, NGO ₹5,000 as subsidy; the rest to be borne by beneficiaries
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Compelling story of an inhuman practice 21.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Excellent music and performances rendered Asif Ali’s “Nachyo Bahut Gopal” a fine depiction of those condemned to a life of scavenging
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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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Why did riots erupt in Shillong? 9.6.2018 Hindu: National
What is the conflict? The landscape of Shillong reminded the primarily Scottish officers of East India Company of the glens back home. The hill statio
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Skill labour training certificate distributed 5.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Skill labour training certificate distributed
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Leftovers from eateries attract dogs in K.K. Nagar 1.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
A week ago, while returning from work, 42-year-old S. Ramnath was hopelessly trying to fend off a pack of barking strays on Ramawamy Salai in K.K. Nag
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HC gives green light to DJB’s policy on manual scavengers 31.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Govt agency to mechanise sewer cleaning that would give self-employment
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HC upholds DJB's scheme on manual scavengers 30.5.2018 General News
"Our society has marginalised manual scavengers to its darkest corners" and these people remain "unseen and forgotten" for generations, the Delhi High Court has said. The observation was made by a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and A K Chawla while dismissing a petition challenging the eligibility conditions and preferences prescribed by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) in the March 2018 tender calling for bids for mechanised sewer cleaning and its transportation. Expressing hope that DJB's scheme to mechanise sewer cleaning would eradicate this practice and lead to a "positive tomorrow" for those involved in scavenging. "Unseen and forgotten for generations, our society has marginalised manual scavengers to its darkest corners. They are trapped in an eternal caste embrace, with no voice in the society or in any meaningful participation; their children are doomed to the same stereotypical roles assigned to them. The promise of equality, dignity and egalitarianism has eluded them ...
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Akshay Kumar launches ad campaign for Swachh Bharat 27.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Eminent actor, Shri Akshay Kumar, today launched an advertisement campaign for the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) in the capital. The campaign was launched at a Collectors Convention for Toilet Technology organized in the capital.
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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 18.5.2018 General News
The Delhi High Court directed all the municipal and civic bodies in the national 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 court said that 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 ...
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CAG and Secy MDWS empty toilet pit near Pune for Swachh Bharat 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Shri ‎Rajiv Mehrishi, and Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer emptied a toilet pit from a twin pit toilet in rural Maharashtra early this morning.
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Finding link between gut and brain 17.5.2018 General News
Researchers have shed light on how gut influences the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have been using both animal models and human cells from patients to tease out the key players involved in the gut-brain connection as well as in the crosstalk between immune cells and brain cells. Their new publication defines a pathway that may help guide therapies for multiple sclerosis and other neurologic diseases."These findings provide a clear understanding of how the gut impacts central nervous system resident cells in the brain," said corresponding author Francisco Quintana. "Now that we have an idea of the players involved, we can begin to go after them to develop new therapies."The new research focuses on the influence of gut microbes on two types of cells that play a major role in the central nervous system: microglia and astrocytes. Microglia are an integral part of the body's immune system, responsible for scavenging the CNS
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Sulabh founder to get Nikkel Asia Prize 15.5.2018 General News
Sanitation pioneer and founder of Sulabh International Dr Bindeshwar Pathak has been selected for Japan's most prestigious Nikkel Asia Prize, a statement said on Monday.
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Sulabh International founder awarded Nikkei Asia Prize 14.5.2018 General News
The founder of Sulabh International, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, has been honoured with the Nikkei Asia Prize in Japan for his contribution to Asia's development, an official statement said today. Pathak is among the three who have been conferred with the award. According to an announcement made by the Nikkei Asia Prize Secretariat this morning in Tokyo, he has been described as "an Indian social reformer tackling two of his country's biggest challenges -- poor hygiene and discrimination". Nikkei Inc., one of the largest media corporations in Japan, has been presenting the awards since 1996 to honour people in Asia who have made significant contributions in one of the three areas: Economic and Business Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment and Culture and Community. The prizes will be awarded on June 13 in Tokyo in Japan. Dr Pathak founded the Sulabh International in 1970. It is an NGO that works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation among other social services. The ...
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This recycling unit is helping keep Mudumalai Tiger Reserve litter-free 5.5.2018 Hindu: S & T
Garbage left behind by thoughtless tourists inside the reserve is being recycled into bags, envelopes and file holders
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HC raps authorities over manual scavenging 4.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Government and civic bodies fail to submit details of scavengers in Capital
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Cops on lookout for directors of STP where 2 die after inhaling toxic gases 2.5.2018 General News
The police are on the lookout for two directors of a company in-charge of maintaining the sewage treatment plant of a five-star hotel near Khan Market here in connection with the death of two men allegedly after inhaling toxic gases at the plant. In a statement, the Vivanta Ambassador hotel denied it practice manual scavenging and said they follow all guidelines set by the authorities. Two men -- Vikram and Ravindra -- allegedly inhaled toxic gases after they were trapped inside the sewage treatment plant, and died yesterday. The incident was reported on April 29. The sewage treatment plant of the hotel is located in the adjoining building and that was where the incident took place. Five men were trapped inside the plant and inhaled poisonous gases. They were not wearing safety gear, the police had said. While two men died, three others are undergoing treatment. They said the two directors of Eco Pollutech Engineers company, that was responsible of the maintenance of the plant, are on
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