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Manual Scavenging

Arvind Kejriwal Announces Free Septic Tank Cleaning Service For Unauthorised Colonies

Nov 15, 2019 PTI

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 said.

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

Sep 18, 2019 PTI

"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 due to this every month," the Supreme Court said.

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 Kejriwal said.

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

Jun 15, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

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

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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 Karnataka with 1744, said a senior official from the National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC), which is coordinating the survey.

23 September, 2018

DLF Sewer Deaths: Police Make Two More Arrests

Outlook Web Bureau

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

10 September, 2018

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

31 July, 2018

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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 waste from sewers.


05 November, 2017

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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, according to NGOs working in the area.

22 September, 2017

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

19 September, 2017

Two Followers Of Jailed Godman Rampal Choke To Death In Septic Tank At His Mundka Ashram

Outlook Web Bureau

Amarjeet (30) and Makhan Lal (27) had descended into the 90-foot deep tank to clean it, but started choking due to the toxic fumes.

09 September, 2017

Four Labourers Die Of Asphyxiation While Cleaning Septic Tank In Bihar

Outlook Web Bureau

While three died on the spot, one succumbed to his injuries at a hospital,

20 August, 2017

Delhi: Sanitation Worker Dies While Cleaning Sewer At Hospital; Three Others Hospitalised

Outlook Web Bureau

It is ninth such death in the national capital in over a month.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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