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Modi’s ‘Clean India’ initiative fails in his constituency

Manual scavenging has been prohibited in India since 2013, yet one person dies every five days while cleaning sewers, according to data from the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (Sanitation Workers). Recently, two laborers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home ground in Uttar Pradesh state, Varanasi’s Chowkighat area, suffocated to death while cleaning a sewage tank without any safety […]

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