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Govt to built toilets in Pandharpur to stop manual scavenging

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 22:37

The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay HC that about 4500 toilets would be built for the pilgrims visiting the holy Pandharpur town in Solapur district for the Asadi Ekadashi festival on July 9.

Shocked that manual scavenging is practiced in these times: Bombay HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 18:32

Expressing anguish over Maharashtra government`s apathy towards manual scavengers in the pilgrimage city of Pandharpur in Solapur district, the Bombay High Court today said it will shock the conscience of anybody to know that this inhuman practice continues unabated till date.

All unhygienic toilets to be demolished: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 16:11

The President recently gave his assent to the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012.

SC to examine through manual scavenging legislation

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 20:19

It was told that the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2013 has got the nod of both houses of Parliament and awaits the President`s assent for notification.

Parliament passes bill against manual scavenging

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 19:15

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.

Parliamentary panel applauds new bill to eliminate manual scavenging

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 22:10

Parliamentary committee has applauded a new bill that seeks to eliminate manual scavenging and insanitary latrines while providing for rehabilitation of people involved in the practice.

SC pulls up Centre on manual scavenging

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 21:14

The Supreme Court today pulled up the Centre for its failure to enact a law to ban manual scavenging despite giving assurances many times earlier that it would soon amend the relevant act.

Manual scavenging: Minister apologises, officials fail to act

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 18:14

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the officials are not taking effective actions to put this practise to an end.

Ramesh vows to end manual scavenging

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 20:22

Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday took up the cause of night soil carriers-- mostly dalit women-- vowing to end the scourge of manual scavenging through social security programmes.

Ramesh to launch nation-wide yatra against manual scavenging

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 18:10

After highlighting the need for improving sanitation across the nation, Jairam Ramesh has taken up the cause of eradicating manual scavenging.

Mulling law to end manual scavenging: PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 10:41

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday termed manual scavenging as a "repulsive practice".

New law to eradicate manual scavenging: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2012, 15:03

To eradicate manual scavenging, govt said it would bring a new legislation with more stringent provisions for eliminating the scourge.