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Manual scavenging on in Gujarat despite being prohibited: CAG

Business Standard, 11 November 2014


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


The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, while pointing out the state of sanitation in Gujarat, said in its audit that though manual scavenging is prohibited, such cases have been reported from the state.


"Though manual scavenging has been prohibited under Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993, several cases of manual scavenging were reported in the state of Gujarat as per the census report of 2011," the CAG's performance audit on 'Total Sanitation Campaign' (TSC) said. Read more....