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Manual scavenging in India doesn't need denial and politicised narrative on solutions, but sanitation policy reforms
India

Manual scavenging in India doesn't need denial and politicised narrative on solutions, but sanitation policy reforms

Despite a law stressing not only eradication of manual scavenging but also rehabilitation of families dependent on the job, septic tanks have turned into death beds for many young men in India.

Delhi sewer deaths: Police arrest two more for alleged negligence after five labourers die inhaling toxic gases
India

Delhi sewer deaths: Police arrest two more for alleged negligence after five labourers die inhaling toxic gases

The accused have been identified as DN Mishra, the senior manager-cum-property manager of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and Bharat Raj Verma, the assistant manager (technical) off JLL, a police officer said.

Delhi sewer deaths: AAP govt orders probe after 5 labourers die of inhaling toxic gases; supervisor arrested
India

Delhi sewer deaths: AAP govt orders probe after 5 labourers die of inhaling toxic gases; supervisor arrested

The Delhi government on Monday announced Rs 10 lakh each for the five labourers who died following inhalation of toxic gas while cleaning a sewer tank in the national capital and has ordered a probe seeking a report in three days

Five sanitation workers die after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning sewer tank in Delhi's Moti Nagar area
India

Five sanitation workers die after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning sewer tank in Delhi's Moti Nagar area

Five 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.

Govt launches 'technology challenge' aiming to bring an end to manual clean-up of septic tanks
India

Govt launches 'technology challenge' aiming to bring an end to manual clean-up of septic tanks

Narendra Modi had recently expressed desire for a challenge to promote technologies to avoid human intervention in cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.

Swachh Bharat Mission: Maharashtra leads the way in toilet construction, builds 42.72 lakh household toilets
India

Swachh Bharat Mission: Maharashtra leads the way in toilet construction, builds 42.72 lakh household toilets

Maharashtra has constructed the maximum number of individual household toilets under the Centre's flagship Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) scheme

A sewer-cleaning robot called Bandicoot will clean Kerala's sewer holes
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A sewer-cleaning robot called Bandicoot will clean Kerala's sewer holes

Bandicoot will start its work, by cleaning sewer holes in the city during the coming famed Attukal Pongala festival in Thiruvananthapuram in March.

Right to privacy, declining infant mortality, renewed fight against TB: India has a lot to look forward to in 2018
India

Right to privacy, declining infant mortality, renewed fight against TB: India has a lot to look forward to in 2018

The seeds of many positive changes were sown in 2017 and could bring news to cheer Indians in 2018.

Maharashtra sees improved conviction rate, but pendency of cases remains a worry
India

Maharashtra sees improved conviction rate, but pendency of cases remains a worry

Maharashtra has seen a substantial improvement in its conviction rate over the years, data recently released by the government has suggested.

Childhood, lost: What M Palanikumar's photos of children of manual scavengers reveal
Life

Childhood, lost: What M Palanikumar's photos of children of manual scavengers reveal

Kakoos cinematographer M Palanikumar highlights the stories of the children of manual scavengers through haunting black and white photos | #FWeekend

Kerala govt allots Rs 10 crore to eliminate manual scavenging; plans health study to rehabilitate workers
India

Kerala govt allots Rs 10 crore to eliminate manual scavenging; plans health study to rehabilitate workers

As the Kerala government is all set to launch a state-wide survey and health study of manual scavengers next week, the unorganised nature of the group and reluctance of people to reveal their job is posing a challenge for authorities

Video Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes of the 2017 Mumbai Flood
Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes of the 2017 Mumbai Flood

Thousands of migrant workers are employed by the BMC for the pre-monsoon cleanup every year. But they are made to work illegally in inhumane conditions. Under the Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act of 2013, employing individuals, directly or indirectly, to manually clean sewers without protective gears or other cleaning equipment is a punishable criminal offence. And yet this blatant criminal practice continues with impunity. Nana Kale is among the thousands of migrant workers who get brought into the city by contractors at the meagre wage of 300 rupees per day. Not only do they not have protective gear, they are also responsible for their own medical costs if they happen to get injured or fall ill.

Wiping out manual scavenging top priority of Modi govt: Amit Shah
Politics

Wiping out manual scavenging top priority of Modi govt: Amit Shah

Wiping out the "curse" of manual scavenging is the "top most priority" of the Centre, BJP President Amit Shah said on Tuesday.

Bezwada Wilson wins Magsaysay Award: Meet the real Swachh Bharat activist
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Bezwada Wilson wins Magsaysay Award: Meet the real Swachh Bharat activist

A Dalit born into a family of manual scavengers in in Karnataka, Wilson had seen his parents clean toilets as a boy.

Implement amended Atrocities Act in letter and spirit, Centre tells states
India

Implement amended Atrocities Act in letter and spirit, Centre tells states

The Centre urged all states and Union territories to sincerely implement the law to curb incidents of atrocities against Scheduled Castes.

Manual scavenging persists in various parts despite govt ban on it: Gehlot
India

Manual scavenging persists in various parts despite govt ban on it: Gehlot

Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over states not taking enough interest in eradicating manual scavenging.

Manual scavenging may be prohibited but continues unhindered in India
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Manual scavenging may be prohibited but continues unhindered in India

It is a criminal, non-bailable act, but “manual scavenging” continues unhindered in India.

In Modi's Swachh Bharat, manual scavenging is now a career option
India

In Modi's Swachh Bharat, manual scavenging is now a career option

Despite Supreme Court directions to end the practice of manual scavenging, the dangerous occupation is a career option in Modi's India

Socio economic survey: Three-fourth of rural India's highest income below Rs 5,000
Business

Socio economic survey: Three-fourth of rural India's highest income below Rs 5,000

As much as 0.0084 percent of the total population surveyed have identified themselves as transgenders.

Society should co-operate to end the blot of manual scavenging: PM Modi
India

Society should co-operate to end the blot of manual scavenging: PM Modi

Regretting the continuance of manual scavenging, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday sought cooperation of the society in the resolve to get rid of this “blot”.