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801 Sanitation Employees Died Cleansing Sewers Since 1993: Central Panel Chief

The NCSK chairman directed to make sure the door-to-door rubbish assortment all through the state.


As many as 801 sanitation staff have died whereas cleansing sewers within the nation since 1993, stated Manhar Valjibhai Zala, chairperson, Nationwide Fee for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK), Thursday.

On a six-day tour of Himachal Pradesh, Mr Zala stated numerous states had been instructed to supply security gear to safai karamcharis for the cleansing of sewers.

The NCSK chief stated although handbook scavenging had been stopped in lots of states, together with Himachal Pradesh, 34,859 handbook scavengers nonetheless existed in different states, together with Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

These states had been instructed to rehabilitate handbook scavengers after switching over to mechanised cleansing of sewers, he added.

Mr Zala stated he held a gathering with Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary BK Agarwal and different state officers relating to the situation of safai karamcharis within the hill state.

“I have come to know that 622 posts of safai karamchari are vacant in the state against the sanctioned strength of 1,365. I have directed the Chief Secretary to fill the vacant posts at the earliest,” he added.

Mr Zala additionally instructed the Chief Secretary to represent a state safai Karamchari fee.

The NCSK chairman requested the state authorities to supply sucking and jetting machines to the municipal committees for the cleansing of septic tanks.

He additionally directed to make sure the door-to-door rubbish assortment all through the state.

Chief Secretary BK Agarwal apprised Mr Zala of security gears being supplied to safai karamcharis.

The Chief Secretary directed the labour division to examine the irregularities, if any, on the a part of outsourcing businesses relating to wages and different monetary advantages given to safai karmacharis.

He directed to supply good-quality luggage to them for carrying liquid waste.

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