1993 STATUTORY BAN YET TO BE IMPLEMENTED :
In this picture we see the worker in the manhole not working in wet condition ; many occasions there have been picture where these workers get immersed like a submarine and clear the block created by the plastic , sanitary pads and the like. We are the culprits for the clog .
The best of soaps and superior deodorants will never take away the lingering stench from their bodies.
Thanks to the Judiciary and the petitioner of PIL . The Government has been asked to file a status report and the AAG to take action on the responsible.
It is no doubt a occupational hazard of multiple Types for these workers . They go through Chemical, biological hazards (biohazards), psychosocial hazards, and physical hazards.
*People have lost their lives inhaling poisonous fumes ,
*people have died getting drowned ,
*they are exposed to all skin ailments ,
*the incidence of addiction is high among these workers as they are also affected psychologically .
India is not lagging behind technology at all as world respects us for the I.T. Revolution , space technology , Yoga , being a destination for medical tourism.
ALL WE NEED TO DO IS INTRODUCE ROBOTICS INTO THIS FIELD TO REPLACE THE MANUAL SCAVENGING.
Save this section of Indians - Jai Hind more
If the authorities understand this question, they should act quickly. Smaller countries like Vietnam and Malaysia etc. possess the wherewithals to surmount or solve such problems quickly. Mechanical instruments are available.....buy them, dear authorities, and save human lives. more