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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
Oct 02, 2018
Manual scavenging in India doesn't need denial and politicised narrative on solutions, but sanitation policy reformsDespite 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.
Sep 15, 2018
Narendra Modi followed Mahatma Gandhi in honouring those working towards keeping India clean, says Piyush GoyalNarendra Modi had followed the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi by honouring those who worked towards keeping the country clean, railway minister Piyush Goyal said.
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.
Jul 20, 2018
Three sanitation workers die of suffocation while cleaning a tank in Meerut factory owned by BSP leader's brotherThree sanitation workers died of suffocation on Thursday in Meerut while they were cleaning a tank at a factory owned by former BSP MP Haji Shahid Akhlaq's brother.
Jun 18, 2018
Miffed with BJP, Municipal Corporation of Delhi's Dalit workers rally behind Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's call for statehoodUntil a few days ago, hundreds of safai karamcharis were protesting outside the MCD's swanky headquarters on Minto Road in central Delhi.
Apr 24, 2018
Dalit history month: In UP's Chitrakoot upper-caste sanitation workers outsource cleaning to lower-castes, paying them paltry sums as wagesIn Chitrakoot district’s Ramnagar block, we looked at the three villages of Atarsui, Chheebo, and Basingha as a sample, and found that upper caste members are pocketing the 22,000-a-month salary, and outsourcing the dirty jobs to lower-caste workers, paying them on adhoc basis, at paltry sums of Rs 200-300 as daily wages. It is a scam of the worst kind, riding on caste-discrimination.
Apr 08, 2018
Congress will learn from Karnataka on rewarding sanitation workers if voted to power at Centre, says Rahul GandhiCongress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that his party, if voted to power at the Centre, would learn from Karnataka on how to reward sanitation workers.
Oct 17, 2017
Delhi sanitation workers to block roads across three MCDs today; demand instant payment of salaries, arrearsSanitation workers of the three municipal corporations of Delhi (MCDs) have threatened to intensify strike on Tuesday by blocking roads in East Delhi if their demands are not met
Aug 20, 2017
Delhi: Sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewer at hospital; three others hospitalisedA sanitation worker died while cleaning a sewer at a government hospital in New Delhi on Sunday, while three others were hospitalised, media reports said.