Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicManual Scavenging

Topic: Manual Scavenging

Ambedkar University students allege manual scavenging on campus, confront administration

Students claim workers are being made to open and clean manholes without any safety gear, as mandated by the law. University administration denies it.

Why manual scavenging is still a problem for India in 2018 despite a slew of policies

None of the laws enacted so far seems to have done its job, as hundreds of manual scavengers continue to die in pits and sewers.

These technologies can end manual scavenging and save lives of sewage workers

Sewage workers continue to die despite the practice being illegal, and the govt has allegedly not done much despite massive funding available under Swachh Bharat.

The ‘c’ in Swachh Bharat is caste and Modi needs to address it

Manual scavenging is a reality and Dalit women, particularly, will be forced to shoulder the burden of cleaning dry pits.

Are India’s ‘new-age reformers’ prepared to abolish caste system and do manual scavenging?

The unintentional results India's anti-caste, modern 'Social Reformers' could achieve.

Drain deaths: Cheap labour, distrust of machines keep manual scavenging alive

ThePrint takes stock of laws prohibiting this dehumanising practice and finds out why they are not being enforced despite disturbing statistics. Sabah K & Vandana Menon

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.