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Sewer-cleaning robot may finally end 'horrendous' practice of sending poor labourers ...

• dailymail.co.uk By Alastair Tancred

Manual scavenging is banned by law in India, but it in reality it is rampant

An end may be in sight to the sickening practice in India of sending low caste people into sewers to unblock drains that are clogged up with faeces. 

A group of entrepreneurial engineering students from the southern state of Kerala are developing a robot to do the grim job instead, hindustantimes.com reported.

It says that the Kerala Water Authority has already placed orders for 50 robots, which are known as Bandicoots.

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