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Delhi does well to give sanitation workers machines, Centre must take a cue

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The Delhi government, last week, handed over 200 sewer cleaning machines to skilled manual scavengers. Given the sanitation workers can use them even when their services are hired by private parties, it makes them ‘sanitation entrepreneurs’. Developed by the Delhi Jal Board, the small vehicles have been fitted with machines to carry out hydraulic jetting and grabbing work. These can clean manholes 30 feet deep, while the silt and slurry is collected safely for disposal. Delhi’s initiative is in sharp contrast with the mere tokenism........

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