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

Despite a two-decade ban, India has 53,236 documented “manual scavengers” who handle human waste from latrines or sewers. And their numbers are growing, according to an official survey by a federal government task force. The survey shows a four-fold increase from the 2017 data accessed by Asia Times. However, the data is incomplete as the […]

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