November 21, 2020 6:10 am
Government move on mechanisation of sewage cleaning is long overdue. Much more needs to be done.
November 20, 2020 11:43 am
These are some of the key measures that are being implemented by the Government with an aim to eliminate manual scavenging across the country by August 2021, according to senior officials.
September 12, 2020 4:25 pm
The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, also proposes to completely mechanise sewer cleaning and provide better protection at work and compensation in case of accidents, officials said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 19, 2019 2:45 am
Manual scavenging deaths: Court slams govt for sending people to ‘gas chambers’ without protection.
September 18, 2019 2:31 pm
The court said over 70 years have passed since India's independence, however, caste discrimination still persists.
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