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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 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.
Oct 11, 2018
Centre keen to eradicate manual scavenging in time-bound manner, says Thawar Chand GehlotGehlot asked states to revisit their survey by using the wider definition of manual scavenging as given in the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act,
Sep 10, 2018
Five sanitation workers die after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning sewer tank in Delhi's Moti Nagar areaFive sanitation workers died allegedly after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning a sewer near DLF flats in Moti Nagar area. The incident took place on Sunday afternoon when all the five people aged between 22 and 30 years went to clean the sewer.
Nov 12, 2017
Childhood, lost: What M Palanikumar's photos of children of manual scavengers revealKakoos cinematographer M Palanikumar highlights the stories of the children of manual scavengers through haunting black and white photos | #FWeekend
Nov 11, 2017
UN expert says 'Swachh Bharat' mission lacks human rights approach, draws Centre's ireNarendra Modi's pet 'Swachh Bharat' mission came in for sharp criticism by a top UN expert on sanitation who said it lacked a holistic human rights approach
May 04, 2017
UN reviews human rights in India: Excessive use of force in Kashmir, violence against minorities among key issuesThe UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has flagged a number of issues, including excessive use of force in Jammu and Kashmir, caste-based violence and violence against minorities and criminalisation of same-sex relations