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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation body for sanitation regulation

TNN, 20 May 2014


AHMEDABAD: Following the Supreme Court judgment on manual scavenging in December last year as well as the enactment of the new Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) will appoint a special body to monitor sanitary activities in the city. This come after there were complaints of contractors employing manual labor to clean gutters and even remove defecation matter.


AMC is preparing an action plan for implementing the provision of the Act. A body, Urban Management Consulting (UMC) has been employed for preparing the action plan. The AMC's solid waste management department has also decided to appoint a separate agency for collecting building debris from areas which are seeing a number of construction activities.