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Chennai: Man dies while saving brother from septic tank 13.11.2019
Chennai: A Chennai youth died on Tuesday morning at the Express Avenue mall after inhaling toxic fumes from the septic tank. He had entered the tank to save his brother who had nearly asphyxiated on the poisonous gas. This tragic incident once again brought to the fore manual scavenging, which continues in certain places despite being officially banned in 1993. According to the police, a man named Dhandapani had taken five men - Arunkumar, his brother Ranjithkumar and three others identified as  Yuvaraj, Ajithkumar and Sreenath, to Express Avenue Mall at 4 am on Tuesday to clean the septic tank. Ranjithkumar had first entered the septic tank and was cleaning it when he had fainted inside due to breathing the poisonous gases. Police said Arun Kumar rushed inside the tank after watching his 20-year old brother, Ranjithkumar, suffocate. Arun managed to saved his brother, but he asphyxiated after inhaling an enormous amount of the deadly gases and died on the spot. Doctor"s reports said he had ...
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Sabarmati, Swachh Bharat on Oct 2: Toilet pit manure in 10,000 jars 1.10.2019 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Despite SC order, manual scavenging victims unpaid 29.9.2019
Alappuzha: Kerala has defied a 2014 Supreme Court order of Rs 10 lakh payout for manual scavenging victims. The state identified 12 families in Kottayam, Kozhikode and Thrissur districts but ignored their repeated pleas. According to the Union social justice ministry, Kerala tops the "least-compensated states" while Punjab, Gujarat and Telangana paid all victims. Tamil Nadu, which reported most deaths (206) as per its survey, paid 98 per cent of families. The court had asked the states to implement Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Rehabilitation Act 2013 and take stringent action against violators. Biju Prabhakar, state social justice secretary, said some were partially compensated from the Chief Minister's Disaster Response Fund. "It's district collectors who have to pay," he said. A survey by the Suchitwa Mission last year under the direction of National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC) had found 600 manual scavengers in the ...
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Fifth column: Sanitation is a human right 22.9.2019 Columns – The Indian Express
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Nowhere in the world people sent to gas chambers to die, says SC on manual scavenging 19.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Nowhere in the world people sent to gas chambers to die, says SC on manual scavenging
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Nowhere in the world people sent to gas chambers to die, says SC on manual scavenging 19.9.2019 PTI: All news
Nowhere in the world people sent to gas chambers to die, says SC on manual scavenging
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'Manual scavengers work in gas chambers,' SC slams Centre for pitiable support 18.9.2019 The Asian Age | Home
In India, manual scavenging was traditionally a role decided by the caste system for members of the Dalit caste.
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Govt fully committed to eradicating manual scavenging: Gehlot 19.8.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi,  Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Monday said the Government is fully committed to eradicating manual scavenging through the ‘The Prevention of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013’. He was speaking at the national Workshop-Cum-Exhibition on Sustainable Sanitation organised by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment […]
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Sonowal calls for Statewide survey on manual scavengers 19.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Sonowal calls for Statewide survey on manual scavengers
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Cabinet approves bill to scrap 58 redundant laws 18.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Cabinet approves bill to scrap 58 redundant laws
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Cabinet approves bill to scrap 58 redundant laws 18.7.2019 PTI: All news
Cabinet approves bill to scrap 58 redundant laws
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Summer tourists in Rome greeted by pungent garbage smell 13.7.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Eternally stinky city? Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears.
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Are you hiring manual scavengers, HC asks Delhi govt & municipal bodies 13.7.2019 PTI: All news
Are you hiring manual scavengers, HC asks Delhi govt & municipal bodies
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Gujarat High Court asks govt to identify and rehabilitate manual scavengers 9.7.2019 DNA
CASE FILE: Court expressed unhappiness with the laidback approach of the government
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Ludhiana: Sanitary worker dies inside sewer line, no FIR as kin term it ‘accident’ 29.6.2019 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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3 manual scavengers dies in septic tanks filled with faeces of pigs in Tamil Nadu 28.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Around 9 am, 38-year-old Rajappan first entered the tank and succumbed to poisonous gas emanating from the septic tank.
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801 workers died cleaning sewers in country since 1993: Central panel chief 13.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The NCSK chairman asked state govt to provide sucking and jetting machines to the municipal committees for the cleaning of septic tanks.
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801 workers died cleaning sewers in country since 1993: Central panel chief 13.6.2019
Shimla: As many as 801 sanitation workers have died while cleaning sewers in the country since 1993, said Manhar Valjibhai Zala, chairperson, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK), here Thursday. On a six-day tour of Himachal Pradesh, Zala said various states had been told to provide safety equipment to safai karamcharis for the cleaning of sewers. The NCSK chief said though manual scavenging had been stopped in many states, including Himachal Pradesh, 34,859 manual scavengers still existed in other states, including Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. These states had been instructed to rehabilitate manual scavengers after switching over to mechanised cleaning of sewers, he added. Zala said he held a meeting with Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary BK Agarwal and other state officials regarding the condition of safai karamcharis in the hill state. "I have come to know that 622 posts of safai karamchari are vacant in the state against the sanctioned strength of 1,365. I have directed the Chief ...
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Manual scavenging & why it’s still an option 19.5.2019 The Shillong Times
By Brinda Das Imagine yourself driving past an open sewage drain in your luxury car. Most certainly, you will be forced to shut the windows due to the unbearable stench and turn on your AC. Now if you multiply this smell by a magnitude of 1,000, you’re still likely to fall short of what it […]
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Children's book puts focus on manual scavenging 24.4.2019
Chennai: Ahead of World Book Day, on Monday, there was no dearth of energy in the auditorium of the Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan in Chennai. School goers were brimming with willpower to put an end to a social menace as they threw some pertinent questions at author C.G. Salamander and co-author cum illustrator Samidha Gunjal at the launch of their book Puu, a book bringing into public discourse, the practice of manual scavenging and caste-based discrimination. Manual scavenging and the threats, hazards and stigma attached to it need complete eradication. The creators envisioned putting across the complex topic through a children"s book. Salamander and Samidha had an experiment to execute: the illustrations are such that what meets the eye and the message they want you to conceive are in stark contrast. Visuals are believed to make internalization easy, but this book has a twist. The duo give an instance. The word Puu in English denotes excreta and in Tamil, flowers. In the book, a picture of ...
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