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Manual Scavenging in Civic Municipalities

Scavenging for the State

A study of sewage workers and toilet cleaners employed with the Pune Municipal Corporation shows how solid waste management is narrowly focused on dry latrine cleaning. One needs to urgently reform solid waste management system and improve the working conditions of people who are employed in cleaning our cities.


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The author would like to thank the Pune Municipal Corporation authorities for their cooperation and the research team at BARTI for their assistance and valuable inputs. The author would also like to thank the referees for their comments and suggestions which were helpful in revising the draft.


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