58,000 manual scavengers in India, 97% Dalit

Four Sanitation workers die while cleaning sewer line in UP

Ground Report | New Delhi: Manual scavengers in India; The government told Parliament that there are 58,098 manual scavengers in the country and 42,594 of them belong to the Scheduled Castes. RJD MP Manoj Jha had asked the ministry what is the caste-based separate number of persons involved in manual scavenging, what steps have been … Read more

Safai Karamcharis: Unsung heroes of Indian sanitation

Four Sanitation workers die while cleaning sewer line in UP

Ground Report | New Delhi: Safai Karamcharis: Unsung heroes; Being a sanitation worker in India is more like a terrible sentence than a real job occupation. Although this huge Asian country, home to more than 1,300 million inhabitants, has greatly improved the situation of this sector with the construction of more than 100 million community … Read more