Scavengers

Orissa HC seeks info from government on Manual Scavenging Prohibition Act progress

The division bench of Chief Justice S Muralidhar and Justice AK Mohapatra directed the State government to file the affidavit one week before January 10, the date fixed for next hearing on the matter.

published on : 7th December 2021

National Commission slams Cuttack civic body over neglect of safai karmacharis

The Cuttack Municipal Corporation is yet to ban the engagement of safai karmacharis in hazardous manual cleaning of sewers, pays meagre wages while not providing basic necessities like soaps.

published on : 24th November 2021

Manhole tragedy: GHMC gives Rs 10 L ex gratia to kin, shunts out 2 officials

On Saturday evening, Hyderabad Mayor Vijayalaxmi Gadwal handed over ex gratia payments of Rs 10 lakh each to family members of the deceased manual scavengers -- Shiva and Ananthaiah.

published on : 8th August 2021

Manhole mishap: Mayor promises 2BHK houses for deceased Manual scavengers' families

About four days post the mishap, which occurred on the night of August 3, search operations were still going on to trace the body of Ananthaiah at Padmavathi Colony, Saheb Nagar in LB Nagar.

published on : 8th 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

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre on petition seeking compliance of Manual Scavengers Act

Amit Sahni had petitioned to ensure directions for compliance with the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013, to prevent deaths of manual scavengers.

published on : 5th 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

NHRC warns of coercive action against Gujarat Chief Secy over death cases of manual scavengers

According to the notice of the NHRC, the state authorities stated that out of 152 cases, 19 cases do not pertain to this department.

published on : 11th May 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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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