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Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Pragya Akhilesh

The writer is the national convener of RRI, India, and secretary of the Bhim Safai Karmachari Trade Union

Why are so many sanitation worker deaths uncounted?
Sat, Aug 14, 2021

Lack of data, failure to enforce provisions of Prevention of Employment of Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act are major reasons. The pandemic has only worsened the situation

The pandemic has exposed India’s dirty truth: a broken sanitation system
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Instead of focusing so heavily on building new toilets, we need to address the problems of actual toilet usage in rural India.

Vaccination of manual scavengers must be prioritised
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

During the pandemic, manual scavengers kept entering septic tanks because we failed to provide them a safety net. Some migrant labourers also took up the work of scavenging.