manual 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

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

Anyone cares a s**t for the law? Three sanitation workers die in Bengaluru sewer

The Baiyappanahalli police have filed a case and held the contractor responsible for not giving any safety kits to the workers.

published on : 7th March 2017