Manual Scavengers

  • 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...
  • 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...