Friday, June 14, 2024

Topic: Manual Scavengers

10 years since ban on manual scavenging: What has changed for sanitation workers in Mumbai?

Every year, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) informally employs workers through contractors to clean rivers, gutters, stormwater, and drains, as per the organisation’s findings. The workers are from Dalit, Tribal, Buddha, Muslim communities, and Vimukta Jatis.

Tamil Nadu: Two Dalit men die of asphyxiation in sewage chamber

Two Dalit men died of asphyxiation while cleaning a sewage chamber at the staff quarters of Ordnance Clothing Factory in Tamil Nadu’s Avadi on Thursday.

2 labourers die in Mumbai after falling into manhole, four arrested for not providing safety gear

Two contract labourers died after falling into a manhole of an underground drain while carrying out cleaning work at Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai, on Saturday.

34% districts in India yet to declare themselves free of manual scavenging

Over one-third of districts in India, accounting for 508 out of 766 districts, have yet to declare themselves free from manual scavenging, according to an official document from the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Two men died while cleaning drainage in Gujarat

Two men — a worker and a contractor — died after inhaling toxic gas while cleaning an underground drainage line in Gujarat’s Rajkot.

Tamil Nadu: Three Dalit men killed while cleaning septic tank

Three Dalit men involved in cleaning a septic tank at a private resort in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu’s Kancheepuram district died of asphyxiation last week.