India | Under Modi, cesspool existence of India’s ‘manual scavengers’ worsens

Under Modi, cesspool existence of India’s ‘manual scavengers’ worsens

New government data shows a four-fold increase in the number of workers cleaning sewers and open latrines

July 4, 2018 5:38 PM (UTC+8)
An Indian manual scavenger looks on as he cleans a manhole in the old quarters of New Delhi on March 21, 2018. Photo: AFP/Chandan Khanna
An Indian manual scavenger looks on as he cleans a manhole in the old quarters of New Delhi on March 21, 2018. Photo: AFP/Chandan Khanna
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