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Manual Scavenging

Bandicoot, Sewer Cleaning Robot Wins Infosys Foundation’s Aarohan Social Innovation Awards

Bandicoot, Sewer Cleaning Robot Wins Infosys Foundation’s Aarohan Social Innovation Awards
Kerala Manual Scavenging News
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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#TwoBinsLifeWins: With Mission Garima, Tata Trusts Urges Indians To Follow Waste Segregation To Help Sanitation Workers

Under Mission Garima, the Tata Trusts have identified and procured technologies to make the process for waste management more mechanical to reduce manual intervention
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The TwoBinsLifeWins campaign is a part of Tata Trusts’ Mission Garima which urges citizens to segregate waste at the source, to make the lives of the sanitation workers better, more dignified ...
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Manual Scavenging: 376 Die In 5 Years, Only Half Of The Families Given Compensation, Minister Informs Lok Sabha

Manual Scavenging: 376 Die In 5 Years, Only Half Of The Families Given Compensation, Minister Informs Lok Sabha
Manual Scavenging News
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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Manual Scavenging: 24-Year-Old Sanitation Worker Dies While Cleaning Sewer In Delhi

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
Manual Scavenging News
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

Tiny Blockage Between Life And Death: Sanitation Workers In India Face Grim Working Conditions, Reveals A New Report
Manual Scavenging News
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

Features Manual Scavenging
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

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Announces Free Septic Tank Cleaning Scheme
Delhi Manual Scavenging News
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

Manual Scavenging Still Continues In India Due To Weak Laws: UN Study
Manual Scavenging News
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

64 People Died In Delhi Since 1993 While Cleaning Sewers, Claims National Commission for Safai Karamcharis
Manual Scavenging News
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

Nowhere In The World People Sent To Gas Chambers To Die, Says Supreme Court On Manual Scavenging
Manual Scavenging News
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

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Manual Scavenging News Uttar Pradesh
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’

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’
Independence Day Manual Scavenging
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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