HP-SEWERMEN - 801 workers died cleaning sewers in country since 1993: Central panel chief
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.
Shimla, June 13 (PTI) As many as 801 sanitation workers have died while cleaning sewers in the country since 1993, said Manhar Valjibhai Zala, chairperson, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK), here Thursday.
On a six-day tour of Himachal Pradesh, Zala said various states had been told to provide safety equipment to safai karamcharis for the cleaning of sewers.
The NCSK chief said though manual scavenging had been stopped in many states, including Himachal Pradesh, 34,859 manual scav ...