Tag: Sewers Cleaning

Sewers Took Lives of 340 Cleaners in Last Five Yrs

(New Delhi)Sewers Took Lives of 340 Cleaners in Last Five Yrs
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Ramdas Athawale Responding to a question in the Lok Sabha,shared data on the number of such deaths reported by states and UTs in the last five years.
According to the data, the highest number of deaths have been reported from
Uttar Pradesh at 52 followed by
Tamil Nadu at 43,
Delhi at 36,
Maharashtra at 34 and
Gujarat and Haryana each at 31.

Robots To Clean Sewers in Pb’s Muktsar Sahib

(Chd,Pb)Robots To Clean Sewers in Pb’s Muktsar
The Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Razia Sultana on Monday said this project will be started from Muktsar on the festival of Maghi, which falls on Tuesday.
The minister said in the first phase, a hi-tech machine, ‘Bandicoot’, designed by Kerala’s Genrobotics will start human-free sewerage cleaning in Sri Muktsar Sahib.
“It will save employees from dangers of grave problems caused by manual cleaning of sewerage and exposure to toxic gases,” she said in a release.
These carbon-bodied robots are water-proof and equipped with sensors to ascertain toxic gases inside sewer pipes, she said.