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
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
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
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.
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
Maharashtra has constructed the maximum number of individual household toilets under the Centre's flagship Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) scheme
Bandicoot will start its work, by cleaning sewer holes in the city during the coming famed Attukal Pongala festival in Thiruvananthapuram in March.
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The seeds of many positive changes were sown in 2017 and could bring news to cheer Indians in 2018.
Maharashtra has seen a substantial improvement in its conviction rate over the years, data recently released by the government has suggested.
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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
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 the "curse" of manual scavenging is the "top most priority" of the Centre, BJP President Amit Shah said on Tuesday.
A Dalit born into a family of manual scavengers in in Karnataka, Wilson had seen his parents clean toilets as a boy.
The Centre urged all states and Union territories to sincerely implement the law to curb incidents of atrocities against Scheduled Castes.
Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over states not taking enough interest in eradicating manual scavenging.
It is a criminal, non-bailable act, but “manual scavenging” continues unhindered in India.
Despite Supreme Court directions to end the practice of manual scavenging, the dangerous occupation is a career option in Modi's India
As much as 0.0084 percent of the total population surveyed have identified themselves as transgenders.
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”.