Manual Scavenging

  • BJP flays Bihar minister over allegations of Dalits' plight in Gujarat 01-02-2014 07:13 PM

    The BJP on Saturday attacked JD(U) for alleging that 12 lakh people were still engaged in manual scavenging in Gujarat on the basis of 'false' data whereas the truth was that according to latest survey the number was more in Bihar than the western state. Reacting to charges made by...
  • Manual scavenging is a pernicious practice, sanctified by the caste system: Jairam Ramesh 10-10-2013 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: As the temple vs toilet debate refuses to die, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who no longer holds the sanitation portfolio, is using every opportunity to push the case for more toilets to end open defaecation, eradication of the pernicious practice of manual scavenging and the rehabilitation of...
  • Manual Scavenging Bill passed in Parliament 07-09-2013 07:30 PM

    New Delhi: A bill seeking to prohibit employment of individuals as manual scavengers by prescribing stringent punishment including imprisonment up to five years, to those employing such labour was passed by Parliament on Saturday. The bill has provisions for providing for rehabilitation of manual scavengers and their family members as...
  • BJP backs Food Security Bill, but against some aspects, says Jaitely 02-09-2013 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: 3:30 pm: Sitaram Yechuri blamed the government for indulging in practices of corruption. "There is no shortfall of money in the country. Money is being looted and parked through corruption. If the corruption can be controlled there will be a lot of money in the economy," Yechury said....
  • Government hopes to push key bills in last week of monsoon session 02-09-2013 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: The government is eyeing to push some key reform bills for discussion in Parliament in the last week of its monsoon session. With the government facing persistent attack over economic crisis and the Prime Minister promising more reforms, it is planning to introduce as many bills as possible...
  • Monitory committee on scavenging eradication bill gets Cabinet nod 17-07-2013 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: A proposal to constitute a central monitoring committee to oversee the implementation of a bill, banning employment of people for manual scavenging and cleaning of septic tanks and sewers, on Wednesday received nod of the Cabinet. The Cabinet approved some amendments in the Prohibition of Employment as Manual...
  • Karnataka: Cops make men clean soak pit 29-08-2012 01:50 PM

    Chitradurga: Manual scavenging was banned in Karnataka in 1970 and across India in 1995. But even now inhuman incidents of manual scavenging are reported from various parts of the state. In the latest incident, the police at B G Kere outpost here allegedly made labourers clean a septic tank on...
  • Manual scavenging is a result of India's caste divide 20-07-2012 11:18 AM

    Sagarika Ghose: The story of Prabhu and Guru Dhodiya and the terrible plight of manual scavengers. They do their job standing all day in human waste, standing in the unbearable extreme stench of night soil; they often have to stay dead drunk to do this job. They are sometimes unable...
  • FTN: Is caste prejudice behind manual scavenging? 19-07-2012 11:58 PM

    Manual scavenging was banned by Karnataka in 1970 and across the country in 1993 but a report by the people's union for civil liberties says that even today there are 8000 manual scavengers in India. ...
  • Maharashtra to stop manual scavenging 17-07-2012 09:51 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday said manual scavenging in the temple town of Pandharpur in Solapur district would be stopped. This was informed by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the Legislative Assembly. Pandharpur is the only place in the state where conservancy workers are traditionally forced to carry human...
  • Manual scavenging: Maharashtra CM calls meet 17-07-2012 02:21 PM

    Mumbai: Days after CNN-IBN aired the plight of manual scavengers in Pandharpur, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday took up the matter in the Assembly. The Chief Minister said that he will meet the members of the community, who have been forced to undertake manual scavenging, on Thursday. The...
  • Aamir meets PM over manual scavengers' plight 16-07-2012 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: Taking forward the 'Satyamev Jayate' initiative, actor Aamir Khan called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday. He highlighted the plight of manual scavengers. After meeting the Prime Minister, Aamir said that the Prime Minister has assured him that he'll address the issue. "I met the Prime Minister...
  • Maharashtra: Revolt against manual scavenging 29-06-2012 01:24 PM

    Mumbai: There has been a revolt against the illegal and inhuman system of manual scavenging in Pandharpur in Maharashtra. Young men of the Mehtar caste, who have traditionally been manual scavengers for over 100 years, have refused to continue with the degrading system, ending decades of humiliation. Every year close...
  • Manual scavenging remains a reality despite ban 14-04-2012 07:56 AM

    Lucknow: It is the 121st birth anniversary of the father of India's Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar who fought against untouchability and manual scavenging. CNN-IBN shows how in the heart of Lucknow, practices like manual scavenging and untouchability still exist, raising questions over the government's claims to have successfully enforced the...
  • Inhuman, but manual scavenging lives on 14-08-2011 07:23 AM

    Kolar: Despite being declared illegal, the practice of manual scavenging is still rampant in certain parts of the country, even after 65 years of Independence. The pictures of manual scavengers emptying a pit of human waste at Kolar in Karnataka can disgust one. Dealing with the extreme stench, inhaling toxic...
  • Protest against manual scavenging across India 01-11-2010 10:55 AM

    In a first of its kind protest since post-independence, 250 'safai karmcharis' travelled across 20 states and 160 districts to protest against manual scavenging. ...
  • It stinks! Manual scavenging, dirty reality | Your Say 04-04-2008 10:24 AM

    Melbourne: Sachin Tendulkar's ability to change with times is an amazing quality, feels Aussie great Mark Taylor after watching the Little Master score an imperious 73 on day two at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Former Australia captain Taylor revealed the ecstasy that he and his colleagues felt in the...