How shocking this is?

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This is shocking, there is survey that at least one person dies every five days while cleaning sewer or septic tank. This is very sad that govt doesn't do anything for them when we have such data with us.

 

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/official-data-shows-one-manual-scavenging-death-every-five-days-5361531/

 

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  • Re: How shocking this is?

    by » 9 months ago


    It is indeed very shocking. It is not only unsafe but also affects the dignity of the manual scavengers. Though the Government put lots of Efforts in constructing toilets, cleaning of sewars and septic tanks are still mostly dependent on manual scavengers. Hope the efforts by engineers of Kerala to develop robots to clean them will bear result soon.


  • Re: How shocking this is?

    by » 9 months ago


    @jabeen hope so it happens soon otherwise the number of scavengers dying will get increase only. Its very unsafe as there is abundant of methane and hydrogen sulphide which is explosive so people should take care they don't lit matchstick or anything which may cause an accident.

     


  • Re: How shocking this is?

    by » 9 months ago


    jabeen wrote:

    It is indeed very shocking. It is not only unsafe but also affects the dignity of the manual scavengers. Though the Government put lots of Efforts in constructing toilets, cleaning of sewars and septic tanks are still mostly dependent on manual scavengers. Hope the efforts by engineers of Kerala to develop robots to clean them will bear result soon.

    sewarge system can remove this evil. In my city for open sewarage M.C. is using human. JCB machines are also used here. For safety tank here we  use pump system. Government must be took step for safety of scavengers.


  • Re: How shocking this is?

    by » 9 months ago


    It is truly very tough for scavengers and they are paid very little money for the job they do. They should be given good salary and respect. Sewerage system should be modified. In some parts of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra so many people die due to open sewerage. In rainy season the sewerage gets filled with dirty water and if someone steps on it he can die because there is no cover. Why doesn't government do something in this ? This is the bare minimum thing which should be done and they talk of bullet train in India. Once we have proper hygiene and safety of life then government should think of bullet train and Mars mission. 


  • Re: How shocking this is?

    by » 9 months ago


    It is sad but true. There have to be strict measures taken around the safety of people working in hazardous environments and working conditions.


  • Re: How shocking this is?

    by » 9 months ago


    It is really distressing and pathetic and those poor people do anything for earning a living . You get to see media reports that it will be stopped but so far that has not happened. At least in my city I see them putting on plastic suit covering their entire body and head ... Something has to be done to put an end to this practice .

     


    Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead !!!


  • Re: How shocking this is?

    by » 9 months ago


    arjun sai wrote:

    It is truly very tough for scavengers and they are paid very little money for the job they do. They should be given good salary and respect. Sewerage system should be modified. In some parts of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra so many people die due to open sewerage. In rainy season the sewerage gets filled with dirty water and if someone steps on it he can die because there is no cover. Why doesn't government do something in this ? This is the bare minimum thing which should be done and they talk of bullet train in India. Once we have proper hygiene and safety of life then government should think of bullet train and Mars mission. 

    cover less sewerage is problem of every city including mine. Government is not sincere for it. Bureaucrat know that if some died, government will pay compensation and they have no liability for it. Situation can be improved when bureaucrats with be consider guilty.  


  • Re: How shocking this is?

    by » 9 months ago


    Government in India is very careless for the health of its citizens. People working in plastic recycle industry, coal industry and sanitation industry work in so hazardous condition that they catch so many diseases. Government should give the good medical facilities to the people who are cleaning the mess created by public.


  • Re: How shocking this is?

    by » 9 months ago


    arjun sai wrote:

    Government in India is very careless for the health of its citizens. People working in plastic recycle industry, coal industry and sanitation industry work in so hazardous condition that they catch so many diseases. Government should give the good medical facilities to the people who are cleaning the mess created by public.

    It is wrong to accuse the Government about being negligent of the health of the citizens. As far as I know, Government has been launching various schemes related to easy access of medical assistance. 

    But I do agree with your view that more efforts need to be made regarding the safety of those working in hazardous environment.


  • Re: How shocking this is?

    by » 9 months ago


    Can't say it is shocking.  It is a huge crime against fellow citizens. We have ao many expendable peoples that no one care about except their family .No media will write about them or take their plight into digital media because of the taboo and low star value associated with the manual scavengers  It is high time to stop using humans for these kind of jobs and use robotic aid. 


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