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Kerala: Sanitation worker swept away in canal, rescue op completes 24 hours

A sanitation worker named Joy was swept away while cleaning a canal in Thiruvananthapuram, which had an increased water flow due to rainfall in the city.

The search resumed on Sunday morning with the fire force personnel, a scuba team, police, civic workers and NDRF men working on the rescue operation (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 14, 2024 03:56 PM IST

Haryana govt to rope in RWAs, individuals for city waste collection

The chief secretary said that they are trying to resolve the problems related to waste management by asking everyone to participate

The chief secretary said that he will hold a weekly meeting with citizens of Gurugram to review the ongoing sanitation work (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 05:32 AM IST

Tipsy designer drops 15 tolas of gold, honest sweeper returns it

Sunil Kumbhar, a sweeper, was cleaning the roads within his area at Grant Road when he saw the bag on the road near Kennedy Bridge

BMC commissioner Bhushan Gagrani feted Kumbhar (left) and his supervisor Balaram Jadhav. HT Photo
Updated on May 18, 2024 09:19 AM IST

MCG shares WhatsApp helpline numbers to report waste burning

In Gurugram, waste burning has been a serious issue for the last several years. Residents have alleged that toxic fumes hang heavy in the air, posing serious health risks

Garbage burning in an open area at Sector-38 in Gurugram. The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Thursday shared three WhatsApp numbers for residents to register their complaints regarding waste burning and improper sanitation. (PARVEEN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 05:26 AM IST

Workers’ org opposes tender for centralisation of slum sanitation

Fearing they could lose their jobs once the new company comes in, the workers, engaged by the BMC under the SMPA scheme on a measly pay of ₹5,600 per month, have urged the court to cancel the tender. In three hearings held so far, the court has urged the BMC to absorb 30-40% of them under the new tender

Workers’ org opposes tender for centralisation of slum sanitation
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 08:18 AM IST
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