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.

Apr 28, 2015, 16:10 PM IST

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.

Feb 24, 2014, 16:01 PM IST

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.

Jul 18, 2012, 13:37 PM IST

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.

Jun 25, 2011, 18:50 PM IST