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Their dislike for the job is not hard to miss and there is no mistaking the fact they would quit the dehumanising work in an instant.
The government was providing one-time cash assistance, skill development training and also capital subsidy to rehabilitate manual scavangers, he said.
A week after three manual scavenger deaths rocked the country, two more died in Vijayawada on Wednesday.
The accused K Babu Reddy, AGM (Projects), N T Reddy, Manager (Projects), both of Ramky Infrastructure Ltd and Vemula Anjaneyulu, a sub-contractor of the firm were arrested in Hyderabad.
Yarayya was one of the manual scavengers who was hurriedly roped in to clean a manhole on the Kaggadaspura main road past midnight on Monday.
BWSSB had issued a notice to the company, warning it that its bills would not be cleared if the work is not proper.
The supervisor who also died in the incident, was allegedly pressurised to fix the manhole in CV Raman Nagar by Ramky contractors.
Manhole cleaners don’t only work in hell-like conditions, they live in similar conditions.
This is not the first brush with controversy for the Ramky Infrastructure Limited which has several contracts with government and civic agencies.
The Baiyappanahalli police have filed a case and held the contractor responsible for not giving any safety kits to the workers.
As many as 141 families of manual scavengers, who died while cleaning sewers, have been paid a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each, the first Bench of the Madras High Court has been informed.