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Manual scavenging killed 19 people in Mumbai in five years, BMC records zero deaths - Aarefa Johari

- India prohibited manual scavenging in 1993. But it took another 20 years to expand its legal definition to include the manual cleaning of drains, sewers and septic tanks. Mumbai, with the richest municipal corporation in India, was among the worst offenders when it came to the implementation of the 2013 law. Records maintained by the Safai Karamchari Andolan, a national organisation working for the rights of sanitation workers, show 19...

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Adivasis at bottom rung of India’s development pyramid, finds Tribal Development Report 2022 -Shuchita Jha

-Down to Earth India’s tribal communities have been pushed away from alluvial plains and fertile river basins, into the harshest ecological regions, the report notes   India’s tribal communities form 8.6 per cent of the country’s population according to the 2011 Census. But they are at the bottom of the country’s development pyramid even after 75 years of independence, according to a new report released November 28, 2022. The Tribal Development Report 2022,...

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman to kick-start pre-Budget meetings from Monday

-PTI/ Business Standard On November 22, Sitharaman would meet agriculture and agro processing industry, representatives from financial sector and capital markets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will kick-start the customary pre-budget meetings beginning Monday with a special focus on issues concerning climate change and infrastructure. The minister would hold virtual meetings on November 21 in three groups with industry chambers, infrastructure sector and environment experts seeking suggestions for the 2023-24 Budget making from stakeholders. On...

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100-Day Employment Scheme: Ashok Gehlot's Job Push Ahead Of Rajasthan Polls

-PTI/ Calling the launching of the Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Scheme historic, Ashok Gehlot said any family that wants to increase their income at a time of high inflation could seek jobs under it. Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday launched a scheme on the lines of the MGNREGA to provide 100 days of employment to families in urban areas. Calling the launching of the Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Scheme...

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Why Eradicating Open Defecation Is Not the Same as Setting up New Toilets -Sujeet Kumar * India has reduced open defecation and made some progress to improve sanitation services. But its sanitation system is not yet sustainable and not yet safe. * In Tapoban Basti in Bhubaneswar, some men avoid using the toilet every day to not have to incur the cost of cleaning out the septic tank. * In a basti on the outskirts of Jaipur, a community toilet slowly ran out of water and the...

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