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NHRC recommendations on Manual Scavenging

The National Human Rights Commission recently made recommendations to achieve Zero Manual Scavenging in the country. Why were the recommendations made? According to the National Human Rights Commission, several States make tall claims that they have achieved zero manual scavenging and Nil sanitary latrines. However, based on regional workshops held by the National Human Rights ..

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Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge: Launched across 243 cities to prevent Hazardous Sewer Cleaning

On November 19, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the “Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge”. The challenge aims to ensure that no life of septic tank or sewer cleaner is lost during cleaning. The challenge stresses on the fact that safety and dignity of sanitation workers is the core of Swachh Bharat Mission. About ..

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Manual Scavenging in India

In a national survey which was conducted by Niti Aayog, at least 54,130 manual scavengers have been identified in the 170 districts of 18 states in the country. What is the manual scavenging? Manual scavenging refers to the practice of physically cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in any manner, human excreta from dry latrines and ..

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Sulabh International launchs India’s first sewer cleaning machine to put an end to unsafe manual scavenging

The Sulabh International has launched India’s first sewer cleaning machine to put an end to the unsafe manual scavenging and to reduce sewer deaths. The machine will do away with 99% of manual scavenging in the country. With the help of sewer cleaning machine, a safai karamchari” (manual cleaner) won’t have to enter the sewers. ..

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Sulabh International introduces India’s first sewer cleaning machine to end unsafe manual scavenging

Sulabh International has introduced India’s first sewer cleaning machine to reduce sewer deaths and put end to unsafe practice of manual scavenging. The machine was unveiled on occasion of World Toilet Day 2018 (observed on 19 November) by mayors of all three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) in the presence founder of Sulabh International Bindeshwar ..

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