Manual Scavengers
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Delhi High Court laments death of two people in sewer

A sweeper and a security guard died on September 9 in Outer Delhi's Mundka area after they inhaled toxic gases inside a sewer.

published on : 27th September 2022
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Rehab of manual scavengers: 44 safety gear made mandatory

The State government has notified the rules for employment and rehabilitation of manual scavengers.

published on : 26th August 2022
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Humiliation in school due to untouchability scars lives of children

Untouchability is scarring the lives of thousands of children in Uttar Pradesh.

published on : 12th August 2018
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Trapped in manual scavenging

As the govt survey on manual scavengers gets delayed, Ritwika Mitra visits some villages in UP to find that poverty, lack of options and systemic apathy make scores of people pick human excreta.

published on : 12th August 2018
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Bangalore’s manhole horror: They were paid Rs 500 to clean our sh**t

Yarayya was one of the manual scavengers who was hurriedly roped in to clean a manhole on the Kaggadaspura main road past midnight on Monday.

published on : 9th March 2017
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Surely, we can’t stand with them when they clean manholes?

BWSSB had issued a notice to the company, warning it that its bills would not be cleared if the work is not proper.

published on : 9th March 2017
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Bengaluru manhole horror: To clear pending bill, workers were rushed to their death

The supervisor who also died in the incident, was allegedly pressurised to fix the manhole in CV Raman Nagar by Ramky contractors.

published on : 9th March 2017
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Good question: If manual scavenging was illegal, how was he doing it for eight years

Manhole cleaners don’t only work in hell-like conditions, they live in similar conditions.

published on : 8th March 2017
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Anyone cares a s**t for the law? Three sanitation workers die in Bengaluru sewer

The Baiyappanahalli police have filed a case and held the contractor responsible for not giving any safety kits to the workers.

published on : 7th March 2017