February 18, 2020 8:42 am
The number of deaths of individuals who died while cleaning septic and sewer tanks, as tabled by the Ministry, add up to 376 between 2015 and 2019. The number peaked last year at 110.
August 31, 2019 8:55 am
“We used to hear about sanitation workers dying... we begged our uncle to give it up. He agreed that the job was dangerous but added that he was careful, and that the pay was good,” said Sauda’s nephew, Prem.
July 16, 2019 1:53 am
Arvind Kejriwal said the safety kit would be provided for free to workers who have to enter sewers, irrespective of whether they are employed by the DJB or a private contractor.
June 20, 2019 1:51 am
Hassan Abbas, owner of Hotel Darshan in Dabhoi and his brother, Imdad, were on the run after seven people suffocated to death while cleaning a septic tank outside the hotel on Saturday.
June 19, 2019 1:39 am
The Vadodara city Congress also demanded action against the government officials at fault and submitted a memorandum to the district collector on Tuesday.
June 18, 2019 1:12 am
Kalpesh Solanki, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Dabhoi Division, said, “Our teams are actively looking for him. We are interrogating his close aides who can give us leads about his whereabouts.”
June 16, 2019 4:52 am
Four workers entered the sewer tank outside Darshan hotel in Fartikuwi village. None of them was wearing protective gear. When the workers did not respond for long, the three hotel staffers went in to look for them.
May 08, 2019 4:03 am
The practice, which comes under manual scavenging, is outlawed. That, however, does not stop government agencies or private ones from hiring sanitation workers and labourers to descend into sewers to clean them.
May 03, 2019 6:47 pm
The workers, engaged by the Noida Authority via a contractor for the work in the Salarpur area, had got stuck late Thursday night.