Tech-driven initiatives helping some Indians break away from manually cleaning sewers

A Bandicoot machine being operated in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. PHOTO: GENROBOTICS INNOVATIONS
A Bandicoot machine being operated in Mumbai. PHOTO: GENROBOTICS INNOVATIONS
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NEW DELHI - Thanks to certain initiatives enabled by technology, some Indians might be spared the inhuman practice of descending into sewers to clean them.

Kerala-based Genrobotics Innovations has developed Bandicoot, a machine with a camera-mounted extendable robotic arm that descends into manholes and scoops out dirt.

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