manual scavenging

76 years on, manual scavenging still prevalent across Karnataka

“There are 7,449 identified manual scavengers in Karnataka,” KB Obalesh, state convener, SKKS, told TNIE.

published on : 16th August 2023

19 Odisha districts mum on manual scavengers, dry latrines

In the last 5 years, two sewer deaths have been reported in the state

published on : 11th August 2023

Assam: Four die while cleaning tank in illicit liquor-making unit 

The incident took place at Tipuk under Talap police station when the four entered the tank for periodic cleaning.

published on : 10th August 2023

Two die after inhaling toxic gas while cleaning temple well in Haryana's Hisar

According to the police, Jaiveer entered the well but lost consciousness after allegedly inhaling the toxic gas. Sunil then went inside but did not return either.

published on : 6th August 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

43 manhole deaths, only 25 reported in Tamil Nadu: SASY study

SASY organised a public hearing in the city on Friday where victims of manhole deaths, submitted complaints to a panel consisting of social activists and legal experts.

published on : 29th July 2023

339 people died while cleaning sewers, septic tanks in last 5 years: Centre

Manual scavenging is a banned practice under the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (PEMSR) Act, 2013.

published on : 25th July 2023

Govt set to announce India manual scavenging free by Aug; 246 districts yet to self declare

Under the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Rehabilitation Act, 2013, manual scavenging is banned in the country. 

published on : 5th July 2023

“225 manual scavenging deaths in Tamil Nadu from ’93-2023”

Chairman Venkatesan added  that the grievances raised by sanitary workers during the meeting would be addressed soon.

published on : 29th June 2023