March 20, 2023

In the last three years, 233 people died while clearing sewers: Athawale Ramdas


In the last three years, 233 people have died while clearing sewers in India. This is according to data from the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK). The majority of the victims were manual scavengers, who are employed to clean sewers and septic tanks.

Manual scavenging is a form of manual labor that is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. In India, it is estimated that there are over 1 million manual scavengers. The majority of them are Dalits, who are considered to be at the bottom of the Hindu caste system.

The practice of manual scavenging is banned in India, but it continues to be practiced due to a lack of enforcement of the law. The government has been working to end the practice, but progress has been slow.

The data from the NCSK shows that the majority of the victims of sewer deaths were from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. In Uttar Pradesh alone, there have been 102 deaths in the last three years.

The government has been working to provide alternative employment for manual scavengers, but the progress has been slow. There is still a long way to go to end this practice and to

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