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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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30 km From Delhi, 5 Men Die While Cleaning A Sewer

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of Rs. 10 lakh each for the family members of the workers who died, a government statement said ...
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Heroes Of Swachh India: Fighting To Abolish The Dehumanising Practice Of Manual Scavenging, Bezwada Wilson Says ‘No One Should Clean Excreta By Hand Just For Roti’
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Heroes Of Swachh India: Fighting To Abolish The Dehumanising Practice Of Manual Scavenging, Bezwada Wilson Says ‘No One Should Clean Excreta By Hand Just For Roti’

A country free from manual scavenging is the dream that Ramon Magsaysay Award-winning human right activist Bezwada Wilson has for India, as he continues to fight to free manual scavengers from the inhumane working conditions 20 years after the practice was legally abolished ...
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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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