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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Manual scavenging: Minister apologises, officials fail to act

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

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

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

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

New law to eradicate manual scavenging: Govt

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

Satyamev Jayate: Manual scavenging to become history in Maharashtra

Aamir Khan’s ‘Satyamev Jayate’ has acted as a catalyst to bring about that much needed change in the society. To improve the degrading values and Indian customs upon which every national used to feel proud about, the show has aided to mobilise people and institutions like never before.

PM assured end to manual scavenging: Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Monday to highlight the problems of manual scavengers engaged in cleaning human waste.

Satyamev Jayate: Aamir Khan slams casteism, manual scavenging

Aamir Khan once again struck an emotional chord with his show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ and discussed a subject on national television that anyone else wouldn’t have dared to- casteism.