According to the 2001 census, Mumbai has a population of 11.98 million people, who produce 2,000 million litres of sewage every day. It is estimated that more than 600 sewage workers die every year. That’s 10 times the number of soldiers who have died fighting in the line of fire and arguably, what sewage workers go through on a daily basis is more horrifying. But forget getting the honour of a soldier, they’re not even given the respect due to human beings.
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