manual scavenging

Manual scavenging: Man asphyxiates inside Chennai Metro Water manhole

A private contract employee died of asphyxiation and another has been admitted to a hospital in Madhavaram. They were clearing an underground drainage on Tuesday evening. 

published on : 29th June 2022

Tamil Nadu tops list of manhole deaths in India

Demanding strict ban on manual scavenging, activists have urged the Union and State governments to take proactive steps on the matter.

published on : 23rd April 2022

Activists protest outside Thane Municipal Corporation against manual scavenging

Protesters from Muse Foundation and Shramik Janata Sangh asked the TMC to deploy jet pumps and other such machines as alternatives.

published on : 18th April 2022

161 died due to accidents during hazardous cleaning of sewer, septic tanks in 3 years: Government

The government does not identify deaths due to manual scavenging but calls them deaths due to hazardous cleaning of septic tanks and sewers.

published on : 6th April 2022

Video of manual scavenging at Gadag DC’s office goes viral

In a video that went viral on social media, a man was found entering a septic tank on the Deputy Commissioner’s office premises in Gadag without any safety equipment. 

published on : 31st March 2022

Manual scavengers: Telangana HC asks CS to appear if State fails to file details

Further the bench directed the Chief Secretary of Telangana to file a detailed counter affidavit within 10 days or appear before it.

published on : 22nd February 2022

Death of 2 sanitation workers: Telangana HC serves notices to officials

The court had earlier taken note of a report by The New Indian Express, under the caption “Two Choke to death while cleaning septic Tank in Hyderabad”.

published on : 23rd December 2021

No person currently engaged in manual scavenging: Government

In 2017, 93 people died. In 2018, the figure was 70. In 2019, the number went up to 117 while 19 and 22 such deaths occurred in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

published on : 21st December 2021

Manual scavenging: Pourakarmika in Mysuru dies cleaning pit

A pourakarmika died and two others who got into a pit of a house are battling for their lives in Periyaptana of Mysuru district on Monday.

published on : 21st December 2021

Telangana High Court turns TNIE report on scavenging deaths into suo motu PIL

The news report relating to the death of two sanitation workers, who while cleaning a septic tank in an apartment in Kondapur.

published on : 9th December 2021

2 choke to death while cleaning septic tank in Hyderabad

The workers worked for a private agency, ‘Dial-a-septic tank cleaner’ and weren't wearing any protective equipment, sources said.

published on : 29th November 2021

Harsh penalty required to end manual scavenging: Madras HC

The Madras High Court directed the State government to bring effective measures to completely eradicate manual scavenging and impose harsh penalties as a deterrent factor.

published on : 11th November 2021

Manual scavenging still on, Bengaluru not so smart!

As the state government is claiming Bengaluru to be a ‘Smart City’ in multiple national and international forums, the work being carried out on the ground is not so ‘smart’.

published on : 12th October 2021

Civic chiefs will be held liable for manual scavenging

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the heads of corporations and municipalities to file a written undertaking that no manual scavenging work would be permitted in their jurisdiction.

published on : 9th September 2021

No more manual scavenging: Hyderbad to get sewer-cleaning robots in 2 months

The robot uses a camera to identify blockages, and then its powerful water jet and cutting system flushes them out in the sewer line.

published on : 17th August 2021
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