Over 12,700 manual scavengers identified, says latest report

Over 12,700 manual scavengers have been indentified in 13 states, the Government informed the Lok Sabha Tuesday quoting a latest progress report.

Tamil Nadu fixes March 15 as date to end manual scavenging

 In keeping with provisions of a Central Act, manual scavenging will not be allowed in Tamil Nadu from March 15.

Parliament passes bill against manual scavenging

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.

‘Narendra Modi govt for Dalits as priests’

Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government has come forward with a unique idea of training manual scavengers in Hindu religious rituals, a leading newspaper reported on Saturday.

`Centre has asked states to rehabilitate manual scavengers`

Centre has directed all the states to provide alternate employment to those involved in manual scavenging so that they can leave the "dirty job", Union Minister Krishna Tirath said on Thursday.

Once ostracised by society, manual scavengers tour Parliament

It was an unforgettable moment
for 300 women who used to work as manual scavengers as they
entered the precincts of Parliament to get an experience of
the Lok Sabha today for the first time.