They came to the city in search of livelihood, but with working conditions failing to improve, many pourakarmikas are now giving up their jobs in desperation. The pourakarmikas have, for years, been working without even basic facilities, such as safety gear and push carts, resulting in them developing health complications. “It’s not just the lack of push carts that has forced them to drag garbage in a sack. “The push carts are not available in some wards. Narasappa, who hails from a village in Raichur district, was working as a sweeper.
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