Wednesday, September 19, 2018
After writing my last post on this subject (Manual cleaning of sewers by KJS Chatrath; http://anaap-shnaap.blogspot.com/2018/09/deaths-while-manual-cleaning-of.html) I came across the above news item in the Times of India of February 19, 2017.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
I am 75+. I have been an avid trekker in my days, infact till last year. Unfortunately I could not make a trip to Mansarover. Just bad luck.
Without bringing politics or religion into it, let me compliment Mr. Rahul Gandhi for trekking 34 kms in 14 hours in Mansarover area. I recall that a few year back he had trekked up to Kidarnath Shrine. I remember because I too had trekked up to Kidarnath shrine that very year- but on different dates.
I do hope Mr. Gandhi's trek gives a fillip to adventure sports in India.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Indicative photo from the internet.
I opened today's newspaper and thumbed through it. There were three main news- one about a certain political party in India having a big conference, the second abount another political party in India having given a 'bandh' call to protest against petrol/diesel price hike. The third news, and this one was from USA, was about a sad show of arrogance by an American Tennis player and the crowd at New York tennis tournament.
I sipped my tea and started looking for other news. And I found something really shocking on page 8 of the newspaper, and that too in a small mention.
Times of India, September 10. 2018.
Disturbed, I left the newspaper and picked up another older issue of the newspaper that I had not read. And look what I found:
Times of India, September 1, 2018.
A friend tells me that after one trip in the sewer hole the stink does not leave the body of the worker for weeks....
I quicky tried to get some information from the internet and found that machines to clean the manhole sewers are available. besides a Kerala start up has come out with a robot for doing this cleaning.
May be some friends know more about this pernicious practise of manual cleaning of sewers and what is being done in the country to put a stop to it.