manual scavenging

DNA: Manual scavenging claiming lives of sanitation workers in India - Watch analysis

4 sanitation workers have died while cleaning a septic tank in Ghittorni area of South Delhi. They died after inhaling the toxic gas.

Jul 18, 2017, 00:15 AM IST

Madras High Court adjourns PIL on manual scavenging

The bench also perused and placed the draft amendment with regard to the change of penalty provisions and posted the matter to April 15. 

Feb 12, 2016, 22:55 PM IST
Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat': Society should cooperate to end manual scavenging, says PM

Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat': Society should cooperate to end manual scavenging, says PM

Regretting the continuance of manual scavenging, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought cooperation of the society in the resolve to get rid of this "blot" during the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar which is being celebrated this year.

Apr 26, 2015, 23:36 PM IST

Society should cooperate to end manual scavenging: Modi

Regretting the continuance of manual scavenging, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought cooperation of the society in the resolve to get rid of this "blot" during the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar which is being celebrated this year.

Apr 26, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

BJP pledges to end manual scavenging by 2016

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted party workers to engage in social causes, BJP on Saturday pledged to end manual scavenging across the country by 2016 and publicise 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme among the masses to end gender imbalance.

Apr 04, 2015, 22:23 PM IST

'Tamil Nadu needs to do more to end manual scavenging'

 Days after Tamil Nadu government notified halt of manual scavenging in accordance with a Central law, an NGO which fought for it today said several more features of the Act needed to be implemented like setting up of vigilance panels.

Mar 20, 2015, 17:38 PM IST

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.

Mar 12, 2015, 19:31 PM IST

Only few states providing information on manual scavenging: Gehlot

Emphasising Centre's commitment to eliminate manual scavenging, Union Social Justice Minister Thawaar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday expressed concern over "only few states" furnishing information on manual scavenging.

Feb 18, 2015, 16:50 PM IST

NHRC issues notice to TN govt on manual scavenging

Taking suo motu cognisance of a report on a worker cleaning a manhole without protective gear, NHRC has issued a notice to Tamil Nadu government, calling for a report in eight weeks on steps taken to implement provisions of Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act.

Nov 18, 2014, 14:25 PM IST

'Swachkar samaj' to get priority in appointments of cleanliness workers

In a bid to shun the manual scavenging, Centre would give priority to people of the "swachkar samaj" in appointments of "safai karmis" in its departments and ministries, Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said.

Nov 13, 2014, 22:23 PM IST

Manual scavenging on in Gujarat despite being prohibited: CAG

Even though manual scavenging is prohibited in the country, there were several cases of it reported from Gujarat, a CAG report said on Tuesday.

Nov 11, 2014, 20:41 PM IST

NHRC notice to UP over manual scavenging reports

The NHRC has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over a report that 200 families were working as manual scavengers in different villages, a statement said Wednesday.

Oct 15, 2014, 21:18 PM IST

In Rajasthan, these women are still doing manual scavenging

Every day at 6 am, Reena stealthily heads out from her house with the veil of her saree pulled down till her nose to avoid being seen when leaving to do the job she hates the most -- removing human excrement with her bare hands.

Sep 04, 2014, 11:58 AM IST

Govt to built toilets in Pandharpur to stop manual scavenging

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.

Jun 26, 2014, 22:37 PM IST

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

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.

Apr 16, 2014, 18:32 PM IST

All unhygienic toilets to be demolished: Minister

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

Sep 20, 2013, 16:11 PM IST

SC to examine through manual scavenging legislation

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.

Sep 09, 2013, 20:19 PM IST

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.

Sep 07, 2013, 19:15 PM IST

Parliamentary panel applauds new bill to eliminate manual scavenging

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.

Mar 04, 2013, 22:10 PM IST

SC pulls up Centre on manual scavenging

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.

Jan 08, 2013, 21:14 PM IST