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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Manual Scavengers


Rehabilitate and empower to break the vicious cycle of manual scavenging

June 29, 2021 6:46 pm

State and society need to step in and work together to give these workers and their next generations the life they deserve

Invisible and unheard: India’s women manual scavengers

July 30, 2021 7:52 pm

While working to rehabilitate and support manual scavengers, one of the first steps should be to recognise the women engaged in this work and prioritise their needs.

Vaccination of manual scavengers must be prioritised

February 15, 2021 9:32 am

During the pandemic, manual scavengers kept entering septic tanks because we failed to provide them a safety net. Some migrant labourers also took up the work of scavenging.

Failing the sanitation worker again

September 21, 2020 7:23 pm

New bill on rehabilitating manual scavengers fails to learn from failures of past Acts, focusses only on safety gears, ignores rights.

No gear, compensation missing: In Delhi, manual scavengers have their say

October 20, 2019 8:07 am

Families of many workers who died cleaning sewers alleged they did not receive compensation, or the amount paid to them was not enough.

Shame for the nation that Railways employ manual scavengers, says Kanimozhi

July 11, 2019 4:44 pm

She stated that all signboards on Railway stations are in Hindi and demanded they should be in regional languages as well.

Seeing the Unseen

July 02, 2019 12:14 am

Mumbai-based documentary photographer Sudharak Olwe met Mamta when he was on a trip to three states — Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh to document the lives of manual scavengers and sanitation workers for international NGO Water Aid.

Centre to states: Use SECC to take manual scavengers into rural skilling programmes

March 01, 2019 6:52 am

The SECC has identified a total of 1.82 lakh households where at least one person is employed in manual scavenging in rural India, numbers which have been dismissed as gross underestimate by organisations working in the area.

Delhi: 200 machines to clean sewers, so manual scavengers don’t have to

March 01, 2019 2:53 am

The machines, developed by DJB officers, were given to 200 people who are already engaged in sewer cleaning work.

Mira road sewerage chamber: Plant and site supervisors, contractor booked for death of 3 labourers in Mumbai

January 23, 2019 1:31 am

Three labourers suffocated to death upon entering a drainage chamber on Mira Road last week. A case was registered at the Kashi Mira police station on January 18, two days after the incident, under Section 304A of the Indian Penal Code.