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Explained: Why emergency response units are needed to ensure safety of sanitation workers

February 09, 2020 2:56 am

The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (PEMSR) Act came into force in 2013. The law prohibits employing manual scavengers, manual cleaning of sewers and septic tanks without protective equipment and construction of insanitary latrines.

Mumbai: Treasurer of Govandi housing society held for septic tank deaths

December 25, 2019 5:55 am

Pawan Vishwanath Palav, 40, treasurer of Morya Cooperative Housing Society, had allegedly send the three labourers - Santosh Kalshekar (43), Govind Charotiya (34) and Vishwajeet Devnath (32) - to clean the septic tank Monday without providing them any safety gear, police said.

Delhi: Kin untraced, bodies of drain death victims lie in the morgue

November 29, 2019 7:14 am

On November 23, a sanitation worker had died cleaning the drain that comes under the Public Works Department (PWD). Two days later, his co-worker died after his condition became critical.

Chennai: After man dies cleaning tank in upscale mall, city sees 1st FIR under Manual Scavengers Act

November 13, 2019 7:24 pm

Arun Kumar, 25, died while trying to save his brother, who had fainted inside the septic tank. He leaves behind his wife and three daughters.

Delhi govt to deploy 100 more sewer suction pumps to unclog drains: Rajendra Pal Gautam

October 05, 2019 5:18 pm

"This practice of manual sewer cleaning is present since generations and only one particular community is forced to continue this practice," said Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam.

SC calls own verdict on SC/ST Act ‘against spirit of Constitution’

September 19, 2019 2:45 am

Manual scavenging deaths: Court slams govt for sending people to ‘gas chambers’ without protection.

SC raps Centre on manual scavenging: No country sends its people to gas chambers to die

September 18, 2019 2:31 pm

The court said over 70 years have passed since India's independence, however, caste discrimination still persists. 

Manual scavenging: Draft plan calls for machines, action against officials

August 19, 2019 7:13 am

Officials said the National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) will soon extend loans directly to municipalities at four per cent interest for a period of 15 years so that they can invest in machines.

50 dead cleaning sewers in first 6 months of 2019, says panel report

July 24, 2019 7:32 am

This data, although startling, is, by NCSK’S own admission, a gross underestimate since it includes figures for only eight states — Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu — out of 36 states and Union Territories.

Ludhiana: Sanitary worker dies inside sewer line, no FIR as kin term it ‘accident’

June 29, 2019 2:24 am

None has been booked as police filed inquest proceedings for 'accidental death' on statement of family of deceased.