83 manual scavengers died till November 6 this year: Government 

Gujarat, Haryana and Tamil Nadu accounted for 14 deaths each — the most for states.

published on : 12th December 2019

Two families mourn over lives lost to manual scavenging

Battling social stigma with ineffective laws, two families struggle to pick up the pieces after losing their sole bread earners to the abominable practice of manual scavenging.

published on : 9th December 2019

No funds for heritage renovation in Andhra Pradesh

Works on sites like Undavalli Caves stopped, proposal sent to government to restart activities.

published on : 25th November 2019

Manual scavenging continues in India due to weak laws: WHO Study

Furthermore, alcoholism and drug addiction to evade the working conditions were common among some sanitary workers.

published on : 15th November 2019

Sanitation workers belonging to lower caste face social stigma: Report

Lack of opportunities deters them from moving away from this traditional formof occupation.

published on : 14th November 2019

Training programme for former woman manual scavengers in Telangana

A majority of the participants used to earn their livelihood either through contract jobs (cleaning) with the municipality or as daily wage labourers.

published on : 8th November 2019

Spider Robot extends helping hand to manual scavengers

The internet is awash with posts about activists who occasionally get their hands dirty. Rarely do people mention about manual scavengers who get their bodies covered in filth.

published on : 4th November 2019

Scavenging Act: Law ministry inputs sought

The Centre is planning to bring amendments to the existing Act in order to make it more stringent and make authorities of civic bodies responsible for sewer and septic tank deaths.

published on : 16th October 2019

Defecating in open has become a reason to kill, says Safai Karmachari Andolan convenor Bezwada Wilson

He called for government action on the death of over 1,800 manual scavengers, by releasing compensation and providing employment to the kin of the deceased.

published on : 14th October 2019

Ajanta-Ellora caves replica at Old Station Bazaar Durga puja in Bhubaneswar draws crowd

The police have deployed 30 platoons of force in the Capital to ensure smooth passage of Durga Puja celebrations.

published on : 6th October 2019

Three die of suffocation after entering septic tank in Assam

One of them went inside the tank for cleaning at the under-construction house in Barpeta Road area and fell unconscious, a police officer said.

published on : 24th September 2019

64 people died in Delhi while cleaning sewers since 1993: NCSK 

A survey conducted last year said there are 50 manual scavengers in Delhi, but "nothing has been done for their rehabilitation".

published on : 24th September 2019

'Nowhere in world people sent to gas chambers to die': Supreme Court on manual scavenging

The apex court said though more than 70 years have passed since Independence, caste discrimination still persists in the country.

published on : 18th September 2019

Elon Musk hired detective to probe man who sued over 'pedo guy' tweet

Tesla CEO makes disclosure in motion to forgo trial, toss suit; billionaire attacked caver involved in Thailand flood rescue

published on : 17th September 2019

Cave bookings spike after PM Narendra Modi’s 17-hour vigil in Kedarnath

While as many as 46 people have meditated at the cave since the Prime Minister’s 17-hour vigil, some stayed for one to three days, since June.

published on : 14th September 2019
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