India renews efforts to end manual sewer-cleaning

Municipal workers clean away the slush after a breach in an overflowing sewer canal following heavy rains in Bangalore on Oct 24, 2020. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - India hopes to send its first human mission into space in 2022.

But some Indians meanwhile still have to descend into sewers and septic tanks to clean them - an abhorrent practice that frequently leads to their deaths.

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