Arjun Singh, was ten when his father died while cleaning a sewer in Delhi. The 14-year old now sells snacks to support his family, while dreaming of becoming a bank manager and a chef.
K. Nagamma, the wife of a sanitation worker who died in a septic tank, and her daughters recount their struggles against a system that confines them – quite literally – to the gutters
Putul Daloi, whose husband died in November while cleaning a Delhi mall septic tank without any protective gear, talks about his ordeal and the aftermath of his death.
In an interview, the 2016 Magsaysay Award winner discusses the struggles of India’s sanitation workers and the reasons why the country has yet to end the barbaric practice of manual scavenging.