As governments grapple with mounting quantities of waste and draft policies to tackle it, waste pickers who earn their livelihood from collection, segregation and disposal of waste still remain neglected, reveals a new study by a non-government organisation.

Accessing the welfare programmes and the prevalent rules for waste management in 14 major cities, Chintan, an environment action and research group, in its report ‘Failing the Grade’ has claimed that there was no city that has fully implemented the rules and policies for waste pickers.

The Bihar government confirmed on Tuesday that 100 children aged below 13 have died because of suspected encephalitis this season, mostly in Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Motihari, Sitamarhi and also in perip

The water may be supplied to the consumers either- (1) by continuous system or (ii) intermittent system. In the continuous system, water is available to the consumers for all 24 hours a day. Whereas, the intermittent system supplies water only during the peak hours of water demand, which is fixed hours in the morning and evening period of the day.

Kejriwal Matri Sadan, sited in the heart of Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, is exploding with fear, panic and chaos over a

The Delhi government has invested over Rs 5,000 crore to develop three state-of-the-art industrial parks to promote non-polluting industries in the city.

The chill is spreading its wings in Bihar. Till Thursday, four places were under the grip of the cold wave.

Everyday at half-past-nine, Father Mathew settles down at the workshop in the St. Mary's Church campus of Phulwarisharif, Patna, where he stays till 5.30 p.m. His day is spent not dealing directly with the divine but monitoring and fine-tuning the manufacturing process of solar appliances.

For a species classified as critically endangered, Gavialis gangeticus, or the gharial, has had it good over the years at Patna zoo. From just 11 in 2002, there are now over 130 gharials in the zoo, officially called the Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park. And the number is only set to grow.

A globe-trotting Kamal Nath may think he has all the answers but even he will be flummoxed by this one. Last week 175 foreign delegates from 45 countries came to Delhi for a meeting of er...the World Toilet Organisation (WTO).

Street vendors form a very important component of the urban informal sector in India. It is estimated that the total number of street vendors in the country is around 10 million.1 They comprise around 2% of the total population in the metropolitan cities. This paper broadly defines a street vendor as a person who offers goods for sale to the public at large without having a permanent built-up structure from which to sell.