Order of the High Court of Orissa in the matter of In Re Death of Sanitation Workers Vs Chief Secretary & Others dated 31/05/2021.

To bring the sufferings of women engaged in manual scavenging (WMS) into light and to explore solutions for the same, Jal Seva Charitable Foundation (WaterAid India), in collaboration with Association for Rural and Urban Needy (ARUN) and Centre for Equity Studies (CES), supported by the European Commission (EC) undertook a project from January 2

Order of the High Court of Karnataka at Bengaluru dated 09/12/2020 in the matter of All India Council of Trade Unions Vs Union of India & Others.

Two writ petitions were filed. The first writ petition was filed under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India, praying to discontinue the practice of allowing/forcing sanitary workers to physically enter manholes, sewer lines, septic tanks.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Eradication of manual scavenging, 27/11/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Prevention of manual scavenging deaths, 20/11/2019. Manual scavenging is prohibited under section 5 and 6 of the "Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013" (MS Act, 2013) from 06.12.2013, the date of coming into force of the Act.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Death of manual scavengers, 20/11/2019. Details of the persons who have died while cleaning sewers and septic tanks as reported b the States to the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis during the last three years and and current year are given.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Survey regarding manual scavenging, 24/07/2019.

The number of deaths of sanitation workers while cleaning septic tanks and sewers has risen, despite a ban on manual scavenging, with 620 cases reported since 1993, of which 88 occurred in the past

Govt agency to mechanise sewer cleaning that would give self-employment

Order of the Delhi High Court in the matter of M/S Metro Waste Handling Vs Delhi Jal Board dated 29/05/2018.

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