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An end to manual scavenging: Sewer-cleaning robot introduced in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu minister Kadambur Raju inaugurated the operation of the robot

Press Trust of India  |  Tuticorin 

A Municipal Corporation worker enters a manhole for sewage cleaning

A drainage-cleaning robot has been introduced for the first time in at the city corporation here as part of efforts to rid the state of

According to officials, the robot named Bandicoot has been introduced at a cost of Rs 18 lakh.

This would held end deaths of workers engaged in sewer cleaning.

inaugurated the operation of the robot.

Drainage cleaning could be detected by viewing the blockages on the screen. The robot could be taken to any place in the corporation area.

First Published: Sun, February 17 2019. 21:35 IST