Robot technology will now be used for sewer cleaning in Greater Noida adjoining Delhi. That is, in Greater Noida, workers and sweepers will no longer have to enter the sewer swamp.
- Use of robots for sewer cleaning
- Sanitation workers will not enter manhole
While cleaning the sewer, the news of the lives of the workers comes to the forefront. In most of the cases, workers die due to poisonous gas. Keeping these incidents in mind, robotic technology will now be used for sewer cleaning in Greater Noida adjoining Delhi. That is, in Greater Noida, workers and sweepers will no longer have to enter the sewer swamp. Earlier, a sewer cleaning robot has also arrived in Gurugram.
Manhole, sludge and blockage can be cleaned 8 meters below the ground through this robot. This robot also has an automatic camera, which can be easily monitored by sitting outside. With this robot, 10 manholes can be cleaned in a day. After the robot arrives, no employee will have to enter the manhole for cleaning.
Greater Noida Authority CEO Narendra Bhushan said that Greater Noida has a population of 10 lakhs. In the coming 10 years, the population of Greater Noida will be around 25 lakhs. In such a situation, with the help of this robot technology, the work of five cleaning jobs can be taken in a day. Information on the gas released during cleaning through the robot can also be seen on the dashboard.
The price of this robot has been said to be around 40 lakh rupees. Such robotic technology is already available in Hyderabad, Kerala, Assam and Tamil Nadu. This is the first robotic sewer cleaner in UP.
Greater Noida Authority CEO Narendra Bhushan said that the authority has also purchased super sucker machines, which also has two dump tanks. It has 120 meter long hose pipe so that long distance cleaning can also be done easily. 1.20 crore rupees have been spent on this machine. Currently, people of Greater Noida can lodge any sewer complaint on the control room numbers 8595810523 and 8595814470.
Sewer cleaning is done by taking risk
So far, in the system of sewer cleaning, the worker enters the manhole without any safety kit. His waist is tied with rope. There are buckets and shovels in hand. Manholes contain rotten materials. Due to this, other poisonous gas is also formed. Often, due to these gases, there are reports of workers being killed. Many times, the workers who go to retrieve their bodies also fall in the grip of poisonous gas.
What the figures say
The 2011 census found that 7.94 lakh cases of manual scavenging have been reported in India. At the same time, after 2017, one death occurs while cleaning the sewer every 5 days. According to the organization of sanitation workers, between 2016 and 2018, 429 deaths occurred during cleaning of sewer in Delhi itself.