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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sanitation workers


Fighting from the bottom, India’s sanitation workers are also frontline workers battling Covid

May 27, 2020 3:38 pm

India's 40 lakh waste pickers in the informal sector and garbage collectors employed by states are at a direct risk of getting infected with coronavirus from handling unmarked medical and contaminated waste.

Vadodara: 2 weeks after seven people died, worker falls ill while cleaning drain

June 28, 2019 1:15 am

The incident occurred just days after seven people were killed while cleaning a septic tank at a hotel in Dabhoi earlier this month.

Gujarat: Four sanitation workers die cleaning water tank

December 03, 2018 1:51 am

The incident took place in the intermediary water treatment tank, which is around 10 feet high and succeeds the aeration tank of the sewage treatment plant of the factory, owned by Global Gourmet Private Limited, in Padra tehsil.

Swachh Bharat Mission needs to clean up the lives of sanitation workers

November 27, 2018 4:31 pm

The levying of 2 per cent cess when the programme was launched created popular notions that tax paying citizens are responsible for cleaning our cities.

Delhi: Over 20 sewer deaths since last year, relatives of victims find little closure

October 22, 2018 1:35 am

The Indian Express tracked down five families to report on the challenges they faced in the aftermath — compensations stuck, harassed over debts.

East body sanitation workers take protest to CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence

October 05, 2018 2:29 am

The Delhi government hit back saying the Centre and MCDs are playing dirty politics on workers’ issues. On Wednesday, the Delhi government told the Supreme Court that it would release Rs 500 crore within two days to the civic body.

Delhi: As many as 2,403 sanitation workers died before reaching age of retirement in last 5 years

August 12, 2018 3:08 am

The North corporation reported the most deaths, at 1,181. The South body saw 877 deaths, while 345 employees of the east body died before turning 60.

Faridabad: Semi-naked sanitation workers protest over 'losing jobs'

August 03, 2017 1:22 pm

Nearly 160 semi-naked sanitation workers, who were rendered "jobless" after the HUDA handed over maintenance of certain sectors to the municipal corporation, carried out a protest march here demanding restoration of their jobs.

Sanitation workers protest outside Kejriwal's residence, demand immediate payment of salaries

January 27, 2016 1:13 pm

United Front of MCD Employees, an umbrella group of MCD workers' unions, will also hold dharna at Jantar Mantar later in the day.

Rahul Gandhi meets sanitation workers for the second day

June 13, 2015 9:17 pm

Rahul Gandhi said that he believes that the city should progress by taking everybody along, be it poor or rich.