New Delhi: In the cleaning of nearly 13 lakh insanitary dry toilets across the country, human beings and animals play an almost equal role, the Supreme Court was told on Monday.

On the day a Bill to prohibit manual scavenging was to be introduced in Parliament, the Supreme Court “deprecated” some state administrations for their failure to disclose the situation of manual s

A Bill to provide for the prohibition of employment as manual scavengers, rehabilitation of manual scavengers and their families, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The inhuman practice of manual scavenging is prevalent in Berhampur, notwithstanding its ban.

The Union government on Monday told the Supreme Court that the Cabinet had cleared the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012.

On August 24, the court pulled up the government for its callousness in not enacting a law to ban manual scavenging despite repeated assurances that it would come out with law to eliminate this heinous practice.

New Delhi: Authorities now face a jail term of five years for hazardous cleaning of septic tanks and sewers.

Pulling up the central government for “fooling the people of this country by not bringing in a concrete law to prohibit manual scavenging”, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government if a Bi

New Delhi: Taking note of recent incidents where sewer cleaners died of gas poisoning, Delhi Government has set-up a three member committee to prepare a report on safety norms for workers and trans

Calcutta, June 27: The Mamata Banerjee government will soon launch a drive to find out the number of people involved in manual scavenging and offer them alternatives, the move coming days after the

New Delhi: Despite various guidelines issued by the Delhi high court and Supreme Court for protection of sewage cleaners, incidents of sewer deaths continue to multiply.

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