Sewerage Workers Negotiating Cast, Dignity and State Apathy

Format:Report
Publication year: 
2014

This third issue of Voice for Change is focused on issues that thousands of sewerage workers in India face on a daily basis. They enter sewers to clean them manually with minimal safety equipment.  They face instability because of the contractual nature of the work along with poor pay and benefits as well as general apathy from the State.  Their voices amplify various issues ranging from discriminations of caste to the undignified manner in which they are treated, from the hazardous nature of their work to indifference to their plight, and culminate in a a series of demands.

Source publication information
Series: 
Voice for Change
Pages: 
9
Publisher
Praxis
New Delhi, India
www.praxisindia.org

How to find this resource

ISBN
978 93 83601 02 8
Shelfmark in IDS Resource Centre
D: Water and Sanitation 5946