Manual Scavenging

Manual scavenging still on, Bengaluru not so smart!

As the state government is claiming Bengaluru to be a ‘Smart City’ in multiple national and international forums, the work being carried out on the ground is not so ‘smart’.

published on : 12th October 2021

Civic chiefs will be held liable for manual scavenging

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the heads of corporations and municipalities to file a written undertaking that no manual scavenging work would be permitted in their jurisdiction.

published on : 9th September 2021

No more manual scavenging: Hyderbad to get sewer-cleaning robots in 2 months

The robot uses a camera to identify blockages, and then its powerful water jet and cutting system flushes them out in the sewer line.

published on : 17th August 2021

Manhole tragedy: Top SC body official visits spot, meets kin of deceased workers

Arun Halder, Vice Chairman of the National SC commission along with commission member Ramulu, the commission's Hyderabad Director G Sunil Kumar Babu carried out a visit to the spot of the incident.

published on : 11th August 2021

No deaths due to manual scavenging, 309 died while cleaning sewers in last five years: Government

Although no deaths have been reported due to manual scavenging, 309 people died while cleaning sewers and septic tanks in the last five years, the government said.

published on : 10th August 2021

Congress demands Rs 1 crore for kin of manual scavengers washed away in Hyderabad manhole mishap

TPCC chief Revanth Reddy visited the families of manual scavengers Shiva and Ananthaiah who got washed away while they were working inside a GHMC manhole.

published on : 8th August 2021

Hyderabad: Search still on for man washed away in manhole 

The police have filed a case against contractor B Yellaiah under the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 and 304 A (Causing death by negligence) of IPC.

published on : 6th August 2021

1 killed while cleaning manhole in Hyderabad

The body of one worker Shiva, 25, has been pulled out of the manhole while the rescuers could not locate the other worker Anjaiah.

published on : 5th August 2021

Plea in Delhi HC to make Centre party to petition for compliance of law on manual scavenging

Besides the Delhi government, the high court had earlier asked municipal bodies, Delhi Jal Board, Delhi Cantonment Board and Public Works Department to file their affidavits to the petition.

published on : 31st July 2021

In Feb govt said 340 scavenging deaths, in July it says none

There have been no deaths because of manual scavenging in past years, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

published on : 30th July 2021

Manual scavenging still remains stinking truth of our nation: NHRC chief Arun Mishra

Justice P C Pant, member, NHRC, said the toxicity of the society in the form of denials of basic human rights of manual scavengers needs to be nullified.

published on : 5th July 2021

Manual scavenging: HC warns civic chiefs of criminal charges

The court also directed the State to file a detailed report on the steps initiated to prevent manual scavenging in every district.

published on : 17th March 2021

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