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Workers, Farmers Come Together for ‘Save India Day’, Protest Centre’s Policies -Kabir Agarwal

-TheWire.in Protestors day recent government policies benefit the corporate sector to the detriment of workers and farmers. New Delhi: Most Indian states saw groups of workers and farmers take to the streets on Sunday to protest against government policies which they claim benefit the corporate sector to the detriment of workers and farmers. Their ire was directed at three recently introduced ordinances in the agriculture sector, the decision by some states to suspend...

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Wanted: An urban equivalent of MGNREGA -Amit Basole and Rakshita Swamy

-Down to Earth Such a programme is the need of the hour not only as a measure to revive the urban economy now, but also to mitigate any further shocks to it in the future The collective memory of how India lived through the world’s largest lockdown will be seared by images of how our state and society dealt with the country’s workers. Left largely to fend for themselves, millions living in...

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88 manual scavenging deaths in 3 years -Damini Nath

-The Hindu T.N., Gujarat lead list; toll could be higher as many States do not report incidents 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 three years, according to the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry. To a question by MPs Asaduddin Owaisi and Syed Imtiaz Jaleel...

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Arvind Kejriwal flags off 200 sewer cleaning machines

-PTI The machines have been provided to skilled manual scavengers making them ‘sani-entrepreneurs’, officials said. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a fleet of 200 sewer cleaning machines in New Delhi on Thursday. The machines have been provided to skilled manual scavengers making them ‘sani-entrepreneurs’, officials said. “It is a historic day for Delhi to start this initiative and ensuring safety and dignity of human life. These machines will put an end to...

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Modi Pays Tribute to Sanitation Workers After Five Years of Ignoring Them -Rejimon K

-TheWire.in Government documents and budget data reveal that the prime minister's feet-washing act is just optics. On Sunday, a video uploaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his personal Twitter account showed him washing the feet of four safai karamacharis in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Within two hours, 19,000 Twitter users had liked it, 7,200 had retweeted it and 1,700 had commented on the link. Uploading the video, Modi had tweeted that washing the...

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