Law for ‘Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation’ on the anvil

  • The Centre is progressing on a new law for ‘Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation’, and revising the current Schemes for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers and Total Sanitation Campaign.
  • It is also planning a new scheme for conversion of insanitary latrines in urban areas.
  • Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik urged the states to devise a time-bound action plan to ensure abolition of insanitary latrines and rehabilitation of remaining manual scavengers on priority basis

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