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Modi aims to shake up sanitation with Clean India drive

reuters.com, 02 October 2014

 

His hands protected by torn orange gloves, Dalbira Singh has a grim job scraping waste from train toilets from the tracks at New Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin station, a few minutes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office.

 

Like an estimated 1 million other Indians, Singh does the work because he was born into a low caste. His parents did the same work before him.

 

"This is a disgusting job but no one will give me another. I am destined to be a toilet-cleaning man," Singh said this week, picking up soiled sanitary towels and diapers before wiping the tracks with a cloth soaked in cleaning chemicals.

 

But Modi, like Mahatma Gandhi, wants to change things so not only those born to a low caste work to keep India clean. Read more....