Which state in India has largest number of manual scavengers?

As per the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC)-2011, which state has largest number of manual scavengers?
[A]Maharashtra
[B]Karnataka
[C]Madhya Pradesh
[D]Uttar Pradesh

Maharashtra
According to Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) Maharashtra has largest number of manual scavangers in the country. Close to 64 thousand out of 1.80 Lakh households in entire country are engaged in manual scavenging in Maharashtra for living. Maharashtra (63,713) is followed by Madhya Pradesh (23,093), Uttar Pradesh (17,619), Tripura (17,332) and Karnataka (15,375) and Punjab.

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  • vaibav
    Reply

    The state of Maharashtra, with 63,713, tops the list with the largest number of households working as manual scavengers, followed by the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura and Karnataka

  • Vivek Ranjan
    Reply

    Madhya Pradesh is home to second largest number of manual scavengers in the country with about 23,000 people still making a living out of it according to census data of 2011 released recently. Only Maharashtra has a larger number of scavengers.