Slideshow | A day in the life of a manual scavenger

Santosh, a manual scavenger, in the Farrukhnagar, ... more

Santosh lives in Farrukhnagar, Uttar Pradesh and works as a manual scavenger in 10 houses.
1/9Santosh lives in Farrukhnagar, Uttar Pradesh and works as a manual scavenger in 10 houses.
Santosh works at Rahmat Ali’s house and earns Rs70 per month to clean the dry latrine
2/9Santosh works at Rahmat Ali’s house and earns Rs70 per month to clean the dry latrine
Santosh also gets one roti per day as payment for this work.
3/9Santosh also gets one roti per day as payment for this work.
Santosh first sprinkles ash on the human excreta.
4/9Santosh first sprinkles ash on the human excreta.
She then scraps the ash and excreta and loads it into her basket.
5/9She then scraps the ash and excreta and loads it into her basket.
She cleans the area with her broom.
6/9She cleans the area with her broom.
While cleaning the latrine, Santosh needs to keep her nose covered to avoid the stench.
7/9While cleaning the latrine, Santosh needs to keep her nose covered to avoid the stench.
She taken her laden basket across the street.
8/9She taken her laden basket across the street.
Santosh empties her basket on a rubbish heap across the street. Photos: Priyanka Parashar/Mint
9/9Santosh empties her basket on a rubbish heap across the street. Photos: Priyanka Parashar/Mint
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