Sanitation worker

Post Diwali celebrations, 210 tonnes cracker waste collected in Chennai 

Officials said 100 tonnes of waste were sent to the hazardous waste disposal facility near Gummidipoondi till Monday, and the remaining waste will be sent on Tuesday.

published on : 14th November 2023

Tamil Nadu: Drive from 3 am rids Tiruchy city of Deepavali garbage

The sanitation workers began work at commercial areas like Big Bazaar Street, NSB Road and Singarathope early on Monday to clear plastic waste strewn around.

published on : 14th November 2023

Gujarat: Sanitation worker dies while cleaning septic tank at govt laboratory

The deceased worker's younger brother Deepak Vegad raised questions about his death and asked why the supervisor allowed him to enter the tank when a jetting machine was being used at the site.

published on : 11th November 2023

Sanitation workers stage ‘oppari porattam,’ seek action against contractor

The workers said while the district administration had fixed the wage at Rs 511 without gender disparity, however, their contractor was giving Rs 400 for men and Rs 350 for women.

published on : 10th November 2023

No job is difficult for these women sanitation workers of Kochi corporation, but there is no job security

These women were entrusted with the job of spraying insecticide in the drains and garbage heaps beside stagnant water after the men who had been doing the work for the civic body retired.

published on : 8th November 2023

No salary, no social security: Sanitation workers of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation demand better pay

Justice B Chandra Kumar, retired judge of High Court, highlighted the concerning trend of privatisation in garbage collection.

published on : 7th November 2023

'Engaldhu abayagaramana velai': Manikandan on life as a manual scavenger in Chennai

"Oru manidhan manidhanoda malatha kai aala eduthu vela seiya koodathu (No man should be asked to clear another human being's excreta for a living)" Manikandan says.

published on : 28th October 2023

SC cleaners say caste Hindus evade sanitation work, demand action; officials claim absence of proof 

Indian Republic Workers Union State Deputy Secretary N Jaganathan said that nearly 60 caste Hindus are employed as cleanliness workers across 22 town panchayats in Theni district.

published on : 20th October 2023

Social stigma: Local bodies in Kerala labour to enlist HKS staff

Each local body in state is short of nearly 30-40% Haritha Karma Sena workers consisting primarily of women, say unofficial figures

published on : 4th October 2023

Tamil Nadu: Sanitary staff attempts suicide after panchayat president hurls caste slur

Sources said Karupasamy and his wife Muniammal belong to the Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyar), and are among 27 sanitary contract workers deployed by the Green Trust for Pudur Town panchayat.

published on : 24th September 2023

Chennai: STP worker drowns in 12-foot-deep tank filled with chlorinated water

Muthukumar was found to have accidentally slipped into the tank filled with chlorinated water to an extent of nine feet.

published on : 24th September 2023

Sanitation workers’ protest paralyses health services at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar

An official from the hospital said as per the fresh tender issued in accordance with the direction of the Health department, the new contractor will take over after September 15.

published on : 13th September 2023

Three forced into manual scavenging sans gear in Tamil Nadu's Mannargudi

However, on Sunday we were told by our supervisor to get into the drainage and clean the sewage which was quite deep.”

published on : 1st August 2023

Family members of sanitary worker stage stir in Odisha, seek Rs 10L

Narasingha’s body was handed over to his family after postmortem on Thursday following which it was placed in front of the civic body’s office in the afternoon. 

published on : 21st July 2023

Sanitation worker slips into stormwater channel in Odisha, dies

WATCO denies to have engaged the labourer for cleaning work 

published on : 20th July 2023

ERSUs set up in ULBs for safety of sanitation workers: Odisha Govt to HC

The ULBs are being encouraged both financially and physically to migrate to mechanised cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.

published on : 19th July 2023

Kochi corporation staff questions duo for dumping of waste, gets assaulted

 A sanitation worker employed by the Kochi Corporation was subjected to a physical assault when he confronted two individuals dumping waste into a  canal near Marottichuvadu. 

published on : 17th July 2023

VMC sanitation worker dies while cleaning manhole

The sanitation worker was cleaning the UGD with a gulper machine (drain cleaning equipment) and accidentally fell into the manhole while inserting the pipe there.

published on : 16th July 2023

Tiruchy corporation to outsource sanitation works at bus stands and markets

As per our current plan, we will soon take steps to hand over sanitation works at Chathiram bus stand, Central Bus Stand and Gandhi Market to private players.

published on : 14th July 2023

Sanitation staff got salaries in time for first time, says MCD mayor

Terming it a “big achievement”, Oberoi claimed this is the “first time” that the salaries of sanitation workers in Delhi have been credited on the first day of the month.

published on : 5th July 2023
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