CS Sharada Prasad and Isha Ray

When the sewers get blocked: sanitation labour in urban India
On World Toilet Day, we bring to light the labour of India’s sewer workers - those who do the unclean work that a Clean India relies on. priyad posted 2 years ago

Photo credit: Sharada Prasad
When the pits fill up: A day in the life of sanitation workers in urban India
The photo essay traces the flow of waste from pit to dump in urban India, making visible the labour that produces the sanitary city. Swati Bansal posted 3 years ago

India’s flagship sanitation programme, Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), highlights both the importance of latrine use, and also of “safe and proper disposal”. Since most of urban India is not connected to sewers, the SBM recommends that cities work towards technological, financing and governance initiatives that would ensure safe faecal sludge management. In practice, this means mechanical (i.e.

A day in the life of sanitation workers in urban India. (Source: CS Sharada Prasad and Isha Ray)
Where there are no sewers: The toilet cleaners of Lucknow
On this World Toilet Day, let's turn the spotlight behind the scenes of the sanitation chain, on those who clean out latrines where there are no sewers to carry away the waste. Swati Bansal posted 4 years ago

November 19th is World Toilet Day. Enormous progress has been made in the global effort to provide safe and affordable toilets for the world's poorest citizens since World Toilet Day was first declared in 2001.

The toilet cleaners of Lucknow (Image source: CS Sharada Prasad)