Manual scavenging: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge: Launched across 243 cities to prevent Hazardous Sewer Cleaning

Published: November 19, 2020

On November 19, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the “Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge”. The challenge aims to ensure that no life of septic tank or sewer cleaner is lost during cleaning. The challenge stresses on the fact that safety and dignity of sanitation workers is the core of Swachh Bharat Mission. About ..

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Manual Scavenging in India

Published: July 24, 2019

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 ..

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

Published: November 21, 2018

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. ..

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Sulabh International introduces India’s first sewer cleaning machine to end unsafe manual scavenging

Published: November 20, 2018

Sulabh International has introduced India’s first sewer cleaning machine to reduce sewer deaths and put end to unsafe practice of manual scavenging. The machine was unveiled on occasion of World Toilet Day 2018 (observed on 19 November) by mayors of all three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) in the presence founder of Sulabh International Bindeshwar ..

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Current Affairs: November 20, 2018

Published: 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 ..

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