e n

One sanitation worker dies every five days while cleaning septic tanks

National Commission for Safai Karamcharis in one of its reports says that a sanitation worker dies on duty every five days. This is the highest death rate in any civilian profession. Prema Negi reports:

Dalit social activists and others who take up the issues of the marginalized sections of society often ask a question on social media. The question is that if the sanitation workers were Brahmins, Kshatriyas or Vaishyas, instead of Dalits, would their conditions of the work been so horrific, whether there would have been so many deaths during work, whether the tools used would have been so obsolete and whether the deaths would have been mere statistics for the governments.

This has become a serious issue now as the National Commission of Safai Karamcharis has said in a report that since 1 January, 2017, a sanitation worker died every five days while cleaning a septic tank or sewer in the country.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: One sanitation worker dies every five days while cleaning septic tanks





About The Author

Prema Negi

Prema Negi is the editor of the website 'Jan Jwar'. She is known for her interviews of literary personalities and academicians

Related Articles

The plight of Dalits, Adivasis and OBCs in Kashmir
Ram Avatar says that after the revocation of Articles 370 and 35A, people are reluctant to rent out their land for fear that the...
Ali Anwar writes to opposition parties: ‘Pasmandas are not just a vote bank’
‘The motive in explaining the present situation is to help the opposition understand its responsibility. It’s not only a matter of upliftment of the...
Union government’s public grievances redressal: Claim vs reality
Information obtained under the RTI Act 2005 not only refutes the claims made by the department concerned in advertisements but also shows how window...