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November 21, 2020 6:10 am

Government move on mechanisation of sewage cleaning is long overdue. Much more needs to be done.

To stop manual scavenging, Govt to amend law, make mechanised cleaning a must

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.

Govt to introduce bill to make law banning manual scavenging more stringent

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.

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.