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To Eliminate Manual Scavenging, Promote Mechanised Sewer Cleaning, Centre Launches ‘Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge’ In 243 Cities
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To Eliminate Manual Scavenging, Promote Mechanised Sewer Cleaning, Centre Launches ‘Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge’ In 243 Cities

According to Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, the Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge aims to ensure that no life of any sewer or septic tank cleaner is ever lost again owing to the issue of hazardous cleaning ...
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43 People Have Died Due To Manual Scavenging This Year, Says Safai Karmachari Andolan’s Bezwada Wilson On Kaun Banega Crorepati
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43 People Have Died Due To Manual Scavenging This Year, Says Safai Karmachari Andolan’s Bezwada Wilson On Kaun Banega Crorepati

Amitabh Bachchan, Campaign Ambassador of NDTV-Dettol’s Banega Swasth India Campaign, welcomed Ramon Magsaysay awardee Bezwada Wilson on Kaun Banega Crorepati 12's Karamveer special episode to raise awareness about the inhuman practice of manual scavenging ...
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“Manual Scavenging Is An Unconstitutional And Illegal Act,” Says Amitabh Bachchan As He Pledges To Join ‘Any Campaign' That Works For Welfare Of Manual Scavengers
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“Manual Scavenging Is An Unconstitutional And Illegal Act,” Says Amitabh Bachchan As He Pledges To Join ‘Any Campaign’ That Works For Welfare Of Manual Scavengers

Amitabh Bachchan talks about the plight of manual scavengers in India says he hopes for a brighter future for sanitation workers and prays for a dignified life as humans ...
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Bandicoot, Sewer Cleaning Robot Wins Infosys Foundation’s Aarohan Social Innovation Awards
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Bandicoot, Sewer Cleaning Robot Wins Infosys Foundation’s Aarohan Social Innovation Awards

Bandicoot, a pneumatic semi-robotic device created to clean sewers and manholes, is claimed to be the world’s first manhole cleaning robot ...
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Manual Scavenging: 376 Die In 5 Years, Only Half Of The Families Given Compensation, Minister Informs Lok Sabha
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Manual Scavenging: 376 Die In 5 Years, Only Half Of The Families Given Compensation, Minister Informs Lok Sabha

As per the data shared by Union minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale in the Lok Sabha, over 100 people have died in 2019 alone while cleaning sewers and septic tanks which is a jump of almost 62 per cent from 2018 ...
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While Ravi was declared brought dead by doctors, 35-year-old Sanjay’s condition is critical and is undergoing treatment at the LNJP hospital in Delhi
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Manual Scavenging: 24-Year-Old Sanitation Worker Dies While Cleaning Sewer In Delhi

24-year-old sanitation worker, Ravi died when he along with another 35-year-old sanitation worker entered a sewer in CBD ground in Delhi’s Karkadooma to clean it ...
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Tiny Blockage Between Life And Death: Sanitation Workers In India Face Grim Working Conditions, Reveals A New Report
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Tiny Blockage Between Life And Death: Sanitation Workers In India Face Grim Working Conditions, Reveals A New Report

According to a new report published by NGO WaterAid, sanitation workers often come into direct contact with human waste, working with no equipment or protection, which exposes them to a wide variety of health hazards and disease ...
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WaterAid India’s Photo Exhibition Dives Into The Hidden World Of Sanitation Workers

Through his lens CS Sharada Prasad, an engineer turned into social scientist researching on sanitation access in low and middle-income countries, has dived into the world of sanitation workers ...
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Announces Free Septic Tank Cleaning Scheme
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Announces Free Septic Tank Cleaning Scheme

According to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Jal Board will deploy trucks and trained staff for the cleaning of septic tanks across Delhi and the waste will be collected free of charge ...
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Manual Scavenging Still Continues In India Due To Weak Laws: UN Study
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Manual Scavenging Still Continues In India Due To Weak Laws: UN Study

The study "Health, Safety and Dignity of Sanitation Workers An Initial Assessment" says the financial situation of sanitary workers in India is ''precarious'' and it is a job linked to "a caste-based structure" ...
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64 People Died In Delhi Since 1993 While Cleaning Sewers, Claims National Commission for Safai Karamcharis
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64 People Died In Delhi Since 1993 While Cleaning Sewers, Claims National Commission for Safai Karamcharis

Delhi's Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam has claimed that his government has put an end to manual scavenging and was exploring alternative ways to clean septic tanks in malls and buildings ...
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Nowhere In The World People Sent To Gas Chambers To Die, Says Supreme Court On Manual Scavenging
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Nowhere In The World People Sent To Gas Chambers To Die, Says Supreme Court On Manual Scavenging

A Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra questioned Centre’s Attorney General K K Venugopal, as to why proper protective gear like mask and oxygen cylinders were not being provided to people engaged in manual scavenging ...
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