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10th December 2013: More than 750,000 men and women are still stuck in one of the most demeaning jobs ever forced on human beings. Their every day routine should embarrass us all because it is a continuous reminder of the cruel
`Houselisting and Housing Census, 2011` data released by the Registrar General of India in March, 2012, has, inter alia, provided number of households by type of latrine facility, including latrines from which night soil is manually removed.
Their demands included compensation for those died of asphyxiation in manholes, abolition of manual scavenging on the premises of railways and framing of rules under the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act,
The Hindu A scene at the Mysore railway station on Sunday morning. The new law banning manual scavenging will make it compulsory for authorities to provide certified gloves, boots and other equipment to safai karmacharis...Sriram All States directed
Hike imminent as board needs revenue for taking up projects' Be prepared to pay more for your daily Cauvery water supply...Sources said when the water tariff was revised in 2006, the government had directed the board to take a decision on hiking
Rajesh More needs to be done to enforce the law banning manual scavenging. This monsoon, India's Parliament passed a law of enormous social significance prohibiting and punishing manual scavenging, which remains the most degrading form of
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AP Manual scavengers need more than just economic rehabilitation. Photo: AP New law for manual scavengers in consultation mode next week In order to discuss the new law The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act,
A law that bans toilets where human excreta has to be manually removed should have led to jubilation. Instead the recent passage of The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Rehabilitation Bill by both houses of Parliament has evoked
Central law has provisions that only justifies the age-old practice There is a law, a court order and a committee. The Centre passed the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012 on Saturday. However, the