Indian Railways has installed over 2,000 bio-toilets in coaches to bring eco-friendly travel to rail passengers.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Safai Karamchari Andolan & Ors Versus Union of India & Ors dated 27/03/2014 regarding manual scavenging.

Seven-year-old Anjali, a frail girl walking with a bucket of sewage and waste water for discharging it in an open field, is a pitiful sight.

This has become the fate of several others at Bhagpati village and adjoining areas, where the residents have been forced to become a scavenger, flushing out dirty water four times a day.

Having changed political equations in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has started targeting Gujarat government.

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Manual scavenging is prevalent in most of the cities, including Bangalore.

The State government has decided to strictly enforce the ban on manual scavenging. Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya said on Thursday that officials of the respective urban local bodies (ULBs) will be held responsible if manual scavenging is found in their jurisdiction.

The Act provides for the prohibition of employment as manual scavengers, rehabilitation of manual scavengers and their families.

Following the passage of the ‘Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2013’ in Parliament last week, leading NGO Sulabh International on Monday appointed seven

The state government has taken up a survey to identify manual scavengers in all the 21 districts in the state. A list will be prepared for the same by the end of next month.

In human practice of manual scavenging is unabated till today despite having 20 year old law to prohibit it which is no longer effective.

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It may be hard to imagine that manual scavenging is still practised in parts of the National Capital Region. But in many parts of NCR and neighboring states like Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, people manually clean dry toilets everyday while braving dangerous infections, sometimes for a paltry sum of Rs 10 per household.

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