Tag Archives: Sanitation

Sewer deaths: NGO pitches for sanitation employees’ safety

New Delhi, August 24 In the wake of the recent deaths of sewer workers, an NGO–Society of Participatory Research In Asia (PRIA) has suggested a list of safety and welfare measures, including making protective gears mandatory and conducting a periodic ...

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‘Sanitation workers clean our cities, but are denied even minimum wage’

After a decade-long legal battle, the Supreme Court ruled in April 2017 that permanent jobs be given to 2,700 contract workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India’s richest municipal corporation. These contract workers, who sweep streets, collect garbage and ...

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What’s hidden inside a drain in this Mumbai suburb? ₹10K in banned notes

Mumbai city news: TMC officials suspect that more notes may be hidden deeper in the drain. Sanitation workers expecting silt and muck were surprised to find demonetised notes worth Rs10,000 instead in a Thane drain. Workers from the Thane Municipal Corporation ...

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