Manual scavenging left 282 dead since 2016 -Shiv Sahay Singh
Tamil Nadu tops the list, followed by Haryana
As many as 282 people have died while cleaning sewers and septic tanks in the country between 2016 and November 2019, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said in a response to a question by Rajya Sabha MP Vandana Chavan.
Among the States, Tamil Nadu has recorded 40 deaths, the highest in number, in these four years. This is followed by Haryana with 31 deaths, and Gujarat and Delhi with 30 deaths each. Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have recorded 27 deaths each in the same period.
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The Hindu, 21 December, 2019, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/manual-scavenging-left-282-dead-since-2016/article30369014.ece?homepage=true