Manual scavenging

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

Contractors, officials to be fined for violating manual scavenging rules

This is applicable for both permanent and contract staff.

published on : 3rd March 2021

Two more lives lost to manual scavenging in Chennai

Both of them fell unconscious in the septic tank, and another person, Venkatesh, managed to get out of the tank immediately after sensing something was wrong.

published on : 27th February 2021

Manual scavenging: Civic worker was harassed for over 5 months, says mother-in-law

With tears in her eyes, Mahadevi told Karnataka Safai Karmachari Commission Chairman M Shivanna in Maddur on Thursday that Narayan was not paid salary on time.

published on : 26th February 2021

Three die of asphyxiation near Chennai, SC/ST Act invoked

The deceased were identified as Murugan (42) and Bagyaraj (40) of Katrambakkam, and Arumugam (50) of Amarambedu, all of them daily wage labourers.

published on : 14th February 2021

Manual scavenging still a reality: NHRC

The NHRC has sent many recommendations, including those stated above, to the centre and states, including Union Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance, Social Justice & Empowerment.

published on : 5th January 2021

HC asks Karnataka govt to prepare insanitary latrine database

Seeks details of rehabilitation of manual scavengers, wants each family to get `40K

published on : 10th December 2020

Manual scavenging still practiced in, around Bengaluru

IT Capital’s shame gets BBMP chief’s goat, Palike Commissioner Prasad orders survey, report on workers; warns of action against citizens who hire them 

published on : 27th November 2020

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