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Mar 06, 2019
Delhi mechanises sewer cleaning, goes beyond political posturing to turn manual scavengers into entrepreneursLast week, the Delhi government launched 200 sewer cleaning trucks and gave the contracts to families of manual scavengers in a bid to do away with the hazardous occupation.
Mar 01, 2019
Arvind Kejriwal flags off fleet of 200 sewer cleaning machines in Delhi, says ‘historic’ move will end need for manual scavengingDelhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a fleet of 200 sewer cleaning machines on Thursday. The machines have been provided to skilled manual scavengers making them 'sani-entrepreneurs', officials said.
Jan 02, 2019
Delhi labour dept issues advisory to implement Minimum Wages Act, but experts say paucity of inspectors makes it impossibleThe minimum wages to be paid to labourers was increased by 34 percent, by a notification issued by the Government of Delhi last year. At present, unskilled labourers are entitled to a minimum wage of Rs 14,000 per month, semi-skilled labourers, Rs 15,400 per month, and skilled labourers, Rs 16,962.
Dec 25, 2018
As Delhi pollution levels hit 'severe' on Christmas eve, green activists argue for decentralised governanceWhile the central and Delhi governments continue to fail to come together to resolve the air pollution problem, they slay Delhi's spirits one festival at a time.
Oct 24, 2018
Delhi sewer death: Police arrests three for negligence, to question senior officials of firm hired to clean septic tankDelhi Police will also be questioning senior officers of the company that was awarded the contract for maintenance of the sewer by the Delhi Jal Board
Oct 21, 2018
32-year-old labourer dies while cleaning Delhi Jal Board sewer in Jahangirpuri, authority promises actionThe deceased labourer was identified as Dooman Ray, a native of Katihar in Bihar, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) AK Lal said.
Sep 13, 2018
Young, underpaid and overworked in Delhi: Workers' death at DLF complex reveals how society treats those who clean sewersThe death of five workers in DLF Capital Gardens' residential complex in Moti Nagar, West Delhi, shows how the guidelines for managing sewage treatment plants are being flouted while the authorities responsible for implementing them look the other way
Jul 30, 2018
Delhi HC says 'emergency efforts' needed to clear obstructions from drains, appoints panel to look into issueThe court appointed a panel headed by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) chief executive officer to look into difficulties in drainage of storm water and sewage in the national capital
Jul 27, 2018
Arvind Kejriwal questions Delhi Development Authority over poor living conditions at Kathputhli colony transit campChief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pulled up officials of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and a private builder over poor living conditions at a transit camp for dwellers of Kathputli Colony.
Jul 22, 2018
NGT raises red flag over Delhi hotels illegally extracting groundwater, calls for protecting scarce resourcesThe NGT was hearing a plea filed by city resident seeking directions to immediately stop withdrawal of groundwater by five star hotels without permission.