Clean India Campaign

Down the drain

Print edition : December 11, 2015

Contract labourers cleaning a drain at Minto Bridge near Connaught Place in New Delhi on May 16. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Cleaning the drain on Ring Road-Millennium Park, in New Delhi. A 2011 picture. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

MCD safai karamcharis during a protest rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on June 17. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Safai karamcharis in Delhi work without proper compensation, medical allowances, risk allowances or timely salaries. The government’s bid to privatise sanitation work further jeopardises their future.
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