Manual Scavenging

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Safai Karamcharis Commission To Delhi Government: Despite 200 Sewer Cleaning Machines Why Are Sanitation Workers Dying?
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Safai Karamcharis Commission To Delhi Government: Despite 200 Sewer Cleaning Machines Why Are Sanitation Workers Dying?

In a letter to Delhi chief secretary Vijay Dev, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (sanitation workers) asked for the reason behind deaths due to manual scavenging in the national capital, despite the purchase of 200 sewer cleaning machines ...
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Manual Scavenging: Delhi Considers Robots For Sewer Cleaning, Delhi Minister To Meet Kerala Based Engineers For Demo
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Manual Scavenging: Delhi Considers Robots For Sewer Cleaning, Delhi Minister To Meet Kerala Based Engineers For Demo

The Social Justice Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam has announced that he would be meeting engineers from the IT company, Genrobotics, for a "live demo of the sewer cleaning robots," in a bid to end manual scavenging ...
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Sanitation Workers' Body Bats For Mechanised Sewer Cleaning, Urges All States To Ban Manual Scavenging
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Sanitation Workers’ Body Bats For Mechanised Sewer Cleaning, Urges All States To Ban Manual Scavenging

Taking note of the several deaths during manual sewer cleaning, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis said that most sanitation workers are into the profession for generations and find it difficult to get other jobs and so introducing mechanised cleaning can help them becoming self-employed ...
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#StopKillingUs: Death Of Seven Due To Manual Scavenging In Gujarat Sparks Anger, Agitated Twitteratis Ask For Justice
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Manual Scavenging: Death Of Seven In Gujarat Sparks Angry Reactions On Social Media

Seven people, including four sanitation workers died after inhaling toxic fumes inside a manhole in a hotel in Gujarat ...
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801 Workers Died Cleaning Sewers In Country Since 1993, Says National Commission for Safai Karamcharis
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801 Workers Died Cleaning Sewers In Country Since 1993, Says National Commission for Safai Karamcharis

The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis chief noted that although manual scavenging had been stopped in many states, including Himachal Pradesh, 34,859 manual scavengers still existed in other states, including Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh ...
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The commission said it has taken suo motu cognisance of 34 incidents related to manual scavenging menace in the recent past
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Curse On Society That People Still Dying Cleaning Sewage, Says National Human Rights Commission’s Chief

At the National Human Rights Commission's open forum on the issues and challenges of manual scavenging and human rights, NHRC chief justice, H L Dattu expressed serious concern over the continuance of the practice in the country ...
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801 Workers Died Cleaning Sewers In Country Since 1993, Says National Commission for Safai Karamcharis
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“No One Helped Us”: Family Of Labourers Who Died In Delhi Septic Tank

"When I looked into the septic tank, I saw that all the five persons were lying there. I started shouting, but nobody came to rescue," wife of one of the victims said ...
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Mr. Wilson launched the hashtag #StopKillingUs on Twitter and demanded government help workers find jobs that give them dignity
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In A First, Manual Scavengers Release A Manifesto Ahead Of The Lok Sabha Elections

The Safai Karamchari Andolan has released a manifesto demanding dignity for the manual scavengers as part of Article 21 of Right to Life ...
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Demeaning, Illegal, Lethal Yet Prevalent: Manual Scavenging Continues Despite Being Banned 25 Years Ago

The practice of manual scavenging has been outlawed since 1993 but despite the 25 year ban, the manual scavengers still exist in large numbers, here’s how the practice fares as of today ...
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200 Manual Scavengers In Delhi Get Sewer Cleaning Vehicles Flagged Off By Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
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200 Manual Scavengers In Delhi Get Sewer Cleaning Vehicles Flagged Off By Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

To put an end to the inhuman practice of manual cleaning of sewers in the city, Delhi government introduced small sewer cleaning machines that can enter narrow lanes and clean 30 feet deep manholes which are likely to benefit 200 manual scavengers ...
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Manual Scavenging: Robots To Clean Sewers, Septic Tanks In Delhi?

To eradicate the inhuman practice of manual scavenging, Delhi government is considering introducing a fully mechanised system to clean the sewage system and septic tanks ...
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After Skill Training For Better Jobs, Manual Scavengers Return To Cleaning Sewers In Delhi

Three months after the Delhi government led 3-month skill administration training, most of the manual scavengers selected for the course left their new jobs due to non-payment of salaries and unwillingness to travel among other reasons ...
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