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No Death Reported Due To Engaging In Manual Scavenging: Govt

No Death Reported Due To Engaging In Manual Scavenging: Govt

He said 325 people have died due to accidents while undertaking hazardous cleaning of sewer and septic tanks during the last five years.

15 March 2022
The Truth About Manual Scavenging In India

The Truth About Manual Scavenging In India

Decades after Independence and despite its leaps in science and technology, India is yet to find an alternative for manual scavenging

11 February 2022

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Toilet View Of The Lockdown

Toilet View Of The Lockdown

Disruptions caused by the pandemic have exacerbated the already intolerable situation of sanitation workers

02 July 2021

'Calling The Other Impure, Subhuman Is Psychological Ethnocide'

Caste is often seen in impersonal terms, as a social fact. What about the individual—the constant, corrosive trauma? That’s the domain of Dr Sushrut...

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26 February 2021
Death By Excrement

Death By Excrement

Why has Tamil Nadu overtaken even UP in sewer deaths? What makes for its conspiracy of silence?


15 November 2019
Arvind Kejriwal Announces Free Septic Tank Cleaning Service For Unauthorised Colonies

Arvind Kejriwal Announces Free Septic Tank Cleaning Service For Unauthorised Colonies

The scheme will benefit around 45 lakh people in the national capital and will be a huge step towards curbing sewer deaths and cleaning the Yamuna river, he...


18 September 2019
‘No Country Sends Its People To Gas Chambers To Die’: SC Raps Centre On Manual Scavenging

‘No Country Sends Its People To Gas Chambers To Die’: SC Raps Centre On Manual Scavenging

"Why are you not providing them masks and oxygen cylinders? In no country in the world, people are sent to gas chambers to die. Four to five people are dying...


15 July 2019
Will Provide Free Safety Kits To Sanitation Workers: Arvind Kejriwal

Will Provide Free Safety Kits To Sanitation Workers: Arvind Kejriwal

'We are concerned about the lives of sanitation workers and will give free safety kits to those working in Delhi so that no mishaps happen,' Delhi CM Arvind...


15 June 2019
In Gujarat, Seven Die After Inhaling Toxic Fumes While Cleaning Sewer

In Gujarat, Seven Die After Inhaling Toxic Fumes While Cleaning Sewer

The incident happened shortly after midnight at Darshan Hotel in Fartikui village of Dabhoi tehsil, around 30 kms from Vadodara city.


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21 January 2019
Contractual Sanitation Worker Dies Inside Drain In Delhi

Contractual Sanitation Worker Dies Inside Drain In Delhi

Investigations revealed that Kishan, along with several other workers, was hired by a contractor to clean the Wazirabad drain.


24 October 2018
Manual Scavenger Drowns In Delhi Sewer, Three Arrested

Manual Scavenger Drowns In Delhi Sewer, Three Arrested

The police arrested three people after a manual scavenger drowned in Delhi Jal Board Pump House.


22 October 2018
32-Year-Old Sanitation Worker Dies While Cleaning Sewer In Delhi

32-Year-Old Sanitation Worker Dies While Cleaning Sewer In Delhi

In September, five men died after inhaling toxic fumes while working in a sewage treatment plant in west Delhi's Moti Nagar area.


02 October 2018
Govt Survey Identifies Over 20,500 Manual Scavengers In India

Govt Survey Identifies Over 20,500 Manual Scavengers In India

The latest survey has so far identified 20,596 manual scavengers across the 18 states with UP accounting for 6,126 followed by Maharashtra with 5,269 and...


23 September 2018
DLF Sewer Deaths: Police Make Two More Arrests

DLF Sewer Deaths: Police Make Two More Arrests

The two accused had close supervision on the operations of the sewage treatment plant, taking the total number of arrests to five.


24 September 2018
Right Against Manual Scavenging | 'We Shouldn’t Be Doing This, But Who Will Feed Us Then?'

Right Against Manual Scavenging | 'We Shouldn’t Be Doing This, But Who Will Feed Us Then?'

Manjunath, a manual scavenger from Davanagere in central Karnataka, cleans pit ­latrines and drains in his shorts and a loincloth. “We shouldn’t be doing...


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10 September 2018
Delhi Govt Orders Probe Into Death Of 5 At Sewage Treatment Plant In Moti Nagar

Delhi Govt Orders Probe Into Death Of 5 At Sewage Treatment Plant In Moti Nagar

The five people who died in Moti Nagar were identified as Sarfaraz, Pankaj, Raja, Umesh and Vishal.


14 August 2018
Bezwada Wilson: Tireless Warrior Tracing Lines Of Oppression | By Aruna Roy

Bezwada Wilson: Tireless Warrior Tracing Lines Of Oppression | By Aruna Roy

Bezwada Wilson has transformed himself into an extraordinary activist, a great campaigner against discrimination and ­injustice, and a mesmerising speaker,...


31 July 2018
Kerala Robot 'Bandicoot' To Clean Sewers In Tamil Nadu Temple Town Kumbakonam

Kerala Robot 'Bandicoot' To Clean Sewers In Tamil Nadu Temple Town Kumbakonam

The robot, equipped with Wi-Fi, bluetooth and control panels has four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension to scoop out the...


16 July 2018
The Hell Hole

The Hell Hole

In spite of being illegal, manual scavenging continues across the country. When will the government wake up?


14 April 2018
Gandhi’s Spectacles

Gandhi’s Spectacles

For Gandhi, the solution to sanitation and equality was the same: we should all become bhangis, the old term for cleaners, which has now become a caste slur...


14 April 2018
Incentivise With The Tools

Incentivise With The Tools

Clean India campaign is yet to address casteism


05 November 2017
Kerala Govt To Launch State-Wide Survey And Health Study To Eiminate Manual Scavenging

Kerala Govt To Launch State-Wide Survey And Health Study To Eiminate Manual Scavenging

Though there is no exact figure of people engaged in one or other form of manual scavenging in the state, their total number is believed to be in thousands,...



22 September 2017
Sewer Deaths: 3 Men Die Inside Noida Sewer On Thursday, Death Toll In NCR Rises To 15 Since July

Sewer Deaths: 3 Men Die Inside Noida Sewer On Thursday, Death Toll In NCR Rises To 15 Since July

Report says, none of the workers were equipped with masks or any other safety gear.


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