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Manual Scavenging in India

In a national survey which was conducted by Niti Aayog, at least 54,130 manual scavengers have been identified in the 170 districts of 18 states in the country. What is the manual scavenging? Manual scavenging refers to the practice of physically cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in any manner, human excreta from dry latrines and ..

Sulabh International launchs India’s first sewer cleaning machine to put an end to unsafe manual scavenging

The Sulabh International has launched India’s first sewer cleaning machine to put an end to the unsafe manual scavenging and to reduce sewer deaths. The machine will do away with 99% of manual scavenging in the country. With the help of sewer cleaning machine, a safai karamchari” (manual cleaner) won’t have to enter the sewers. ..

News Today: November 20, 2018

Main current events of November 20, 2018 are as follows: National Current Events Center for Science and Environment (CSE) awarded Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was awarded with Indira Gandhi Prize for combating environmental deterioration and in influencing public policies and programmes that have benefitted social ..

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 ..

Integrated Low Cost Sanitation (ILCS) Scheme

What this Scheme is About? The “Integrated Low Cost Sanitation” Scheme aims at conversion of individual dry latrine into pour flush latrine thereby liberating manual scavengers from the age old, obnoxious practice of manually carrying night soil. History: ILCS scheme was initially started in 1980-81 through the Ministry of Home Affairs and later through Ministry ..