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Aug 29, 2019
Physical agony, mental trauma, death: 4 accounts of what it means to work as a manual scavenger in Tamil NaduOver the past three years alone, 88 deaths related to manual scavenging have been recorded in India — despite a ban on the practice. Among Indian states, Tamil Nadu has recorded the highest number of manual scavenging deaths in India.
Jun 16, 2019
India's manual scavengers: Media must be used more effectively to spread awareness; popular faces should use influence for social causeEfforts of various bodies help spread awareness about manual scavenging, but the stereotype associated with the profession needs even more prominence to inspire outrage and action against the occupation.
Jun 13, 2019
Funds for scholarships to children of manual scavengers remain under-utilised; discriminatory rules exclude sewer workers of benefitsThough in existence in various forms since 1977-78, the scheme, Pre-Matric Scholarships to the Children of those engaged in occupations involving Cleaning and Prone to Health Hazards, has largely remained under-utilised with several states yet to identify manual scavengers, one of the main target groups of the scheme
Jun 11, 2019
India's manual scavengers: Ugly truths of unsanitary sanitation work an open secret, law needs better enforcementThe perils of manual scavenging will stay unaddressed in India till the casteist attitude of washing their feet or trying to fix this problem from an economic perspective alone remain.
Jun 10, 2019
India's manual scavengers: Instead of focusing on 'disgusting practice', it's time to discuss worker who dies anonymously cleaning our filthUntil 1993, different governments employed manual scavengers to remove human filth from every house. Widely referred to as dry latrines, people defecated in a bucket and this bucket was later removed by municipal servants who were called manual scavengers. Though this is officially banned, it still continues.
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 04, 2019
The Valmiki community's protest against empty political gestures — and an oppressive occupationFor many centuries, the Valmiki community has suffered oppression and been deprived of opportunities because of a caste-ordained occupation — cleaning sewers and human waste
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.
Feb 26, 2019
'Spend our lives like vagabonds': Manual scavengers whose feet PM washed at Kumbh Mela pray for 'permanent jobs'Array
Jan 27, 2019
Fifty labourers return to manual scavenging despite participating in Delhi govt's skill development programmeThree months after the Delhi administration completed a first-of-its-kind skill development programme for 50 manual scavengers and provided them with alternative means of livelihood, many have returned to cleaning sewers, citing lack of regular income and harassment at workplace.