Friday, Sep 30, 2022

Manual Scavengers


Maharashtra: Following HC rap, GR issued to provide compensation to widows of 3 manual scavengers

November 17, 2021 11:09 pm

A compensation of Rs 10 lakh each was awarded by the Bombay High Court to the three women more than two months back, but since the money was not paid, their advocate, Isha Singh, brought the matter to the court's notice earlier this month.

With the Amitabh of manual scavenging, Manhole VR gives immersive view of job no one wants to do

September 28, 2021 8:05 pm

With the new project, directors Abhishek Verma and Jayesh Pillai want to bring the plight of manual scavengers to the forefront and inspire solutions

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.