Emerging issues of Sanitation Workers and Manual Scavengers (India)

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Depinder Kapur is a senior Development and WASH expert and is currently leading the Sanitation Capacity Building Platform of National Institute of Urban Affairs in New Delhi. He has worked with AKRSP, SPWD, CARE(Director NRM), Oxfam(Program & Advocacy Director), WaterAid India(Country Head) and WSSCC(National Coordinator). Also has 5 years of work experience as a consultant with UNICEF, FAO, WSSCC, FES and World Bank. Principal Trustee of India WASH Forum and part of a Citizens Initiative on Right to Water and Sanitation. Also worked with Ministry of Urban Development for the Clean India...
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With reference to HT bulletin on Women Sanitation Workers.
I offer my comments as below:

1. Lead Institutes dealing with courses on these specific principles and practices and Admin staff at local . state . national and if need be inter national level standards are to be consulted and followed for compliance.

2. Safe Working Practices ought to be formulated and followed strictly.

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Another relevant post from Wilson Bezwada.

www.downtoearth.org.in/interviews/lettin...bezwada-wilson-61637

Depinder Kapur is a senior Development and WASH expert and is currently leading the Sanitation Capacity Building Platform of National Institute of Urban Affairs in New Delhi. He has worked with AKRSP, SPWD, CARE(Director NRM), Oxfam(Program & Advocacy Director), WaterAid India(Country Head) and WSSCC(National Coordinator). Also has 5 years of work experience as a consultant with UNICEF, FAO, WSSCC, FES and World Bank. Principal Trustee of India WASH Forum and part of a Citizens Initiative on Right to Water and Sanitation. Also worked with Ministry of Urban Development for the Clean India...
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On the issue of accidents in sewers.
How do we assess as to why still Manual scavenging is in practice.
If it is not what alternatives do we have.
So at most places occasions manual methods are resorted to ..

Hence it is definitely required to give the Services the utmost respect .regard& consideration.

Whenever similar type of service say Domestic Electric supply is done .
The workers are given awareness and training on SOP ..Safe Operating Practices for devices system others And SWP..Safe Working Practices in way of personnel working etc..

We do have all this in place in Manuals etc.. for both Sanitation and Conservancy work practices.
It is to be ensured that it is strictly followed.

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Water For People, a global non-profit dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services to nine countries, organised a FSM session at the BoP Global Summit on 19th April, 2018, in New Delhi. The session’s co-organizers were ECOCIATE Consultants . The BoP summit was organised by the Enterprise for a Sustainable World (ESW: e4sw.org/ ) with the BoP Global Network Labs in Delhi.

The session sought to address challenges beyond the construction of toilets. The mere construction does not complete the sanitation cycle as the waste needs to be removed and processed to ensure environmental sanitation. Whether it is the sewers in large cities or septic tanks in smaller towns or the leach pits in the rural areas, there is need for faecal sludge/waste management (FSM). This will become more acute as more of the population gains access to toilets with septic tanks.

The SuSanA India Chapter and Ecosan Services Foundation held a meeting in Panaji, Goa, India on 21 February 2018, along with
the 50 annual convention of the Indian Water Works Association’s (IWWA). The seminar brought together around 40 experts who deliberated on urban sanitation, holistic approaches and financing and monitoring sanitation.

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