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COVID-19, Safety and Security of Sanitation Workers

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  Ajit Kumar Lenka Currently, millions of people are affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). The number of infected cases and deaths due to COVID-19 is increasing rapidly. As per the WHO data, more than two million people are affected and thousands of people have died from the coronavirus COVID-19 across the globe. In the case …

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A critique of Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey’s approach to waste in India

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  Dr. Ravichandran Bathran An article written by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey appeared in thewire.in on 24th May 2018 under the title “Let’s Talk about Clean India’s Unspeakable Secret”. Both have been writing on India’s waste/garbage seen in public places. To put it differently, they are critics of India’s unclean public spaces and the …

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Brahmins obstruct India’s development

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Dr. Sylvia Karpagam The presence of brahmins as key decision makers in India has adversely affected our progress on many fronts. Their deep-rooted social, cultural and religious mindset often persists inspite of contrary scientific, social or humanitarian logic. If India really wants to and needs to progress at a pace that is appropriate and necessary, …

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Conference on The Scourge of Scavenging: Revisiting the Question of Sanitation/Scavenging/Scavengers

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  [Via Dr. B. Ravichandran] The Scourge of Scavenging: Revisiting the Question of Sanitation/Scavenging/ScavengersDate: 08-Nov-2017 to 10-Nov-2017Event Type: National SeminarVenue of Event: Seminar Hall, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.Last date for abstract: August 15th 2017 Concept Note  India has been consistently critiqued, locally and globally, for its inability to ban the inhuman practice of manually …

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The Unclean Politics behind Swachh Bharat

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  Ravi Chandran The Swachh Bharat (Clean India) campaign has raised a few critiques questioning the credibility of the campaign. Most of the debates are responses to the pictures where Mr. Narendra Modi is shown holding a broom and posing for pictures. This article is a small response to the proposed programme. Brief Outline The …