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Has IIT Madras cracked the code to eradicate manual scavenging?

A team at the institute has developed a robot that can clean sewers without human intervention. Ten units of the robot are now ready for deployment in TN

Published on 9th June 2022
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Could this device developed by Shiv Nadar students solve India's manual scavenging problem?

Called the Sewage Squad, this device can help clear the sludge that often blocks drains and this is how the students worked on it 

Published on 12th November 2021
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We're trying to send missions to Mars, but don't harness tech to stop manual scavenging: Bezwada Wilson

Wilson was speaking at the RV University in Bengaluru after inaugurating the Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Ethics

Published on 4th October 2021
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My Name is Gulab: How this children's book tells the empowering story of a manual scavenger's daughter

Written and illustrated by Sagar Kolwankar and published by Tulika Publishers, this book tells the story of a student who has an idea to solve the problem of manual scavenging — and what comes next

Published on 27th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: Manual scavenging, a reality that continues to exist

In today's #TBT, we recall the horrors of manual scavenging and how, though people continue to speak up against it as they did on this day three years ago, very little has actually changed on ground

Published on 25th September 2021
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This IIT Madras student's robot may soon solve the issue of manual scavenging

SEPoy, a robot made by an IIT Madras student Divanshu Kumar cleans septic tanks by going inside them
 

Published on 14th June 2019
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AUD campus workers fired for objecting to forced manual scavenging, students arrange solidarity protest

The students claim that the workers are being forced to enter sewers on campus and when they protested, their contracts were terminated by the University

Published on 2nd June 2019
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'Bandicoot': Makers of the robot that can end manual scavenging all set to meet PM today

Started in 2015 by a couple of tech enthusiast, GenRobotics has unveiled Bandicoot — a semi-automatic robot that is all set to prevent deaths  in deep manholes

Published on 29th January 2018
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Vidhu Vincent's Manhole wins the Kerala Film Award for the Best Film and Best Director: Here's why it digs up the dirt on Kerala's manual scavenging problem

Vidhu Vincent's Manhole has won a lot of critical acclaim and it has opened up a lot of debate on how manual scavenging is still a stinking problem in God's Own Country

Published on 23rd February 2017

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