Justice Denied: Death of workers engaged in manual scavenging while cleaning the Septic tank or Sewer
The Research on death incidences of Manual Scavengers while cleaning sewer or septic
tank was undertaken by members and associates of Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan and
commissioned by Jan Sahas Social Development Society.
First and foremost we would like to extend our gratitude to families of the deceased for
sharing their agony and life struggle with us. The research study would not have been
possible without their support and courage.
We would like to thank Mr. Ashif Shaikh, Director of Jan Sahas, for his valuable inputs and
encouragement for carrying out this research. We also would like to thank Mr. Sanjay
Dumane, National Coordinator of Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan and Ms. Kranti Khode,
Member, of Garima Abhiyan for their relentless help in designing the research study and
for the support they have extended in facilitating and planning the process of data
collection. We are thankful for their inputs and suggestions.
We want to convey our special thanks to Manohar Kataria, Kuldeep Parmar from Madhya
Pradesh, Akbar bhai and Vijay Singh from Uttar Pradesh, Amit and Ajay from Rajasthan,
Vijay Bendwal and Anchal Bendwal from Maharashtra and Anil Dholpuria from Bihar for
helping us in the process of data collection.
We also take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to Mr. Parshottam bhai Vaghela,
founder director of Manav Garima, Gujarat, for helping us in data collection and most
importantly sharing his list of incidents in Gujarat state which he has documented over the
years. We are grateful to M. Thangavel, founder of Vizhuthugal, an organization, based in
Tamil Nadu for their tireless work.
The data collection would have been difficult without the support/efforts of Pralay Nagrale,
Amit Kumar, Divyesh Murabiya, Manohar Kataria, Kuldeep Parmar and Monalika Tiwari.
Research Team of Jan Sahas
Jan Sahas Social Development Society