Tender to outsource Tiruchy city's sanitation work likely to be awarded in June

A senior corporation official said, "We have already finished going through the tender applications. A few bidders have been short-listed; the tender would soon be awarded."

published on : 2nd June 2023

Gujarat: Two sanitation workers die of suffocation while cleaning sewage line in Ahmedabad

The two workers, identified as Gopal Padhar (24) and Bijal Padhar (32), fell unconscious after entering a sewage line to clean it.

published on : 23rd April 2023

Sanitation workers’ death: NHRC takes cognisance of complaint in Cuttack

Acting on a complaint filed by Akhand, a Pipili-based human rights activist, the commission had sought report from police commissioner of Bhubaneswar - Cuttack.

published on : 20th April 2023

PIL filed in HC over deaths of sanitation staff

The application was submitted as part of an existing PIL by NGO ‘Manav Garima’ in response to the deaths of sanitation employees.

published on : 19th April 2023

Madhya Pradesh: Man points gun at sanitation worker, video goes viral on social media

In the video, a man identified as Mahesh Patel is seen pointing a pistol at the sanitation worker, while one of his relatives can be seen abusing and threatening him.

published on : 17th April 2023

Gujarat government fails to enforce manual scavenging rules

Over the past three decades, Gujarat has had the second-highest incidence of cleaning worker fatalities in the nation.

published on : 9th April 2023

Gujarat: 95 sanitation workers died since 2019, no government officials charged  

A national government survey found that 13,460 people in the nation were employed in drain and septic tank cleaning in 2018, and that number increased to 58,098 people in 2019.

published on : 8th April 2023

‘Digital literacy offers sea change in women’s life’ says Shaifalika Panda

From humble beginnings, the mentorship group is slated to hit 25,000 members in the next two years.

published on : 6th April 2023

QR code to detect unsegregated waste disposal to kick off in Tiruchy city by June

Senior officials said that once they finish the QR code distribution for all the buildings, they would begin imposing fines on everyone failing to segregate their waste.

published on : 6th April 2023

Three workers die of asphyxiation while cleaning septic tank in Gujarat

The workers died on the spot due to the high concentration of noxious gases and chemicals.

published on : 4th April 2023

Knock-Knock: A solution for sanitation saga is here

Viswanathan Sridhar, architect and urban development practitioner, speaks about his latest creation — mobile public toilets

published on : 30th March 2023

DMK councillor abused us using caste slurs, says TN sanitation workers 

"During the works, this councillor came there and verbally abused us asking why we were cleaning spaces outside ward 41.

published on : 28th March 2023

Man arrested for assaulting sanitation worker, hurling casteist abuse in Pune  

The 42-year-old woman works at a transport firm owned by the accused's brother.

published on : 22nd March 2023

26 per cent of world lacks clean drinking water, 46 per cent sanitation: UN report

The U.N. World Water Development Report 2023 painted a stark picture of the huge gap that needs to be filled to meet U.N. goals to ensure all people have access to clean water and sanitation by 2030.

published on : 22nd March 2023

Gujarat: Sanitation worker, contractor die after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning sewer line

The sanitation worker was carrying out routine cleaning work of the sewer when he and the contractor died due to asphyxiation.

published on : 21st March 2023

Lack of safety gear, damaged vehicles irk sanitation workers in Perambalur

Day in, day out, sanitation workers in several villages across Perambalur district run the risk of being dragged down by bouts of ill health as they punch into mountains of trash with bare hands.

published on : 20th March 2023

KCR treating sanitation staff as bonded labourers: Revanth

Slamming the State government for not upholding the rights of sanitation workers, Revanth said that the State has failed in ensuring basic rights.

published on : 14th March 2023

Sanitation staff protest with begging bowls

They said that they have been facing untold miseries as the authorities have not paid them salaries for the last few months. 

published on : 13th March 2023

Sanitation worker couple killed after govt bus knocks them down in Tamil Nadu

The couple, employed as contract workers, were going to attend duty on their cycle.

published on : 4th January 2023

Good news: Thalaignayiru town panchayat sets up retiring room for sanitation workers

A 50-year-old sanitation worker, R Marimuthu, inaugurated the building in the presence of District Collector A Arun Thamburaj on Saturday.

published on : 31st October 2022
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