ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Safai Karamcharis in a Vicious Cycle

A study of 360 safai karamcharis employed with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai suggests that policies aimed at uplifting conservancy work may actually be institutionalising caste-based occupations. This article describes the situation that keeps generations of safai karamcharis in this occupation, and recommends practical solutions to break the vicious cycle.
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