Adopt manual scavengers act, human rights commission tells states

shakuntala, 60, of Chamarpura village in Moradabad district in Uttar Pradesh continues to carry her traditional occupation of manual scavenging. She has no other alternative. On March 18, 2007, the National Human Rights Commission (nhrc) came down heavily on non-compliant states to adopt the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993, at the earliest. It has set a target of 2007 for the complete eradication of the practice of removing human and animal excreta using brooms, small tin plates, and baskets from dry latrines and carrying it