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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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India’s First All-In-One Sewer Cleaning ‘Hope’ Machine Unveiled On World Toilet Day

In a bid to end manual scavenging, ‘Hope’ Machine costing Rs. 43 Lakhs and will provide all the services to clean manholes in the coming days ...
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Amitabh Bachchan Fulfils Promise Made On #Mere10Guz Cleanathon Of Donating Sewer Cleaning Machines
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Amitabh Bachchan Fulfills Promise Made On #Mere10Guz Cleanathon Of Donating Sewer Cleaning Machines

Amitabh Bachchan has donated sewer cleaning machines and one truck machine that can clean sewers and help fight the inhumane practice of manual scavenging ...
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Delhi Strives To Rehabilitate Manual Scavengers; Officials Say Removing Social Stigma Critical
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Delhi Strives To Rehabilitate Manual Scavengers; Officials Say Removing Social Stigma Critical

Manual scavenging prevails in India despite a 1993 law making it illegal and a subsequent Act tightening the norms of the earlier law in 2013 ...
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Hundreds Protest In Delhi Against Deaths Of Sewer Cleaners
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Hundreds Protest In Delhi Against Deaths Of Sewer Cleaners

Relatives of thousands of Indians who died cleaning sewers protested in the capital aiming to stop the practice of manual scavenging and demanded compensation of sewer deaths ...
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