The in­for­mal sec­tor to­day em­ploys close to 200,000 peo­ple and is worth ` 75 crore

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More than 1,000 farm­ers on the out­skirts of Ben­galuru are us­ing hu­man waste as ma­nure. They claim the shift has in­creased their pro­duce and re­duced their de­pen­dency on fer­tilis­ers

Colonies with­out sew­er­age line

Almost 5.1 mil­lion peo­ple are not con­nected to the sewage net­work in Ben­galuru. They now pay less to get their sep­tic tanks cleaned by honey-sucker trucks

Honey-sucker truck op­er­a­tors

The num­ber of honey-sucker truck op­er­a­tors has shot up after farm­ers started tak­ing hu­man exc­reta from them. Many are also con­vert­ing reg­u­lar trucks into honey-suck­ers now

Honey-sucker man­u­fac­tur­ers

Man­u­fac­tur­ers in Ben­galuru say peo­ple are now con­vert­ing their reg­u­lar trucks into honey-suck­ers be­cause of the grow­ing de­mand

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