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Friday, May 29, 2020

Manual Scavengers


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.

Delhi: Father of 3 dies while cleaning drain, colleagues claim got no gear

January 21, 2019 12:56 am

A case has been registered after five workers at the site claimed safety gear such as face masks, breathing apparatus, uniforms and other equipment were not provided.

Under-reporting manual scavengers: Asked to verify, states turn 55,000 to 25,000

December 26, 2018 6:49 am

In the recent exercise, state governments, tasked with verifying 54,929 manual scavengers identified across 170 select districts in stage one of the counting process, have confirmed involvement of only 25,015 people in the job in the final verification stage.

From the Margins

November 04, 2018 12:45 am

Shruti Gupta’s short documentary, Kathputli, puts the lives of manual scavengers under the spotlight

Mumbai: Three labourers found dead in manhole

October 27, 2018 3:01 am

The bodies were retrieved by firemen. “All were declared brought dead at the civil hospital in Kalwa. We are investigating what caused the deaths,” said a senior officer from Thane police.