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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.

South Sudan civilians reduced to scavengers on swamp islands

As the narrow dugout canoe glides softly across the vast swamplands around Nyal, a once sleepy town in South Sudan`s Unity state, the only sound between the rhythmic plops of the paddle is silence.

Govt trying to find out numbers of manual scavengers

States have informed the Centre that they don`t have the "problem" of manual scavenging but the latest Census suggests otherwise and the Government is trying to find out their numbers.

NGO helps rehabilitate women manual scavengers

Earlier, they removed human excreta
with their hands and were shunned by society as `untouchables`
but after being encouraged to develop vocational skills they
now live with dignity.