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Manual scavenging is misinterpreted: Shivanna

The Hindu, 05 December 2014

 

Civic corporations and government agencies have “misinterpreted” the manual scavenging act, leading to hasty declarations of scavenging-free cities, said M. Shivanna, Chairman of National Commission for Safai Karamacharis, here on Thursday.

 

Reviewing the status of civic workers and implementation of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013 by the Mangalore City Corporation (MCC), Mr. Shivanna said the “non-identification” of scavengers across the State has led to “crores of rupees” in funds being “wasted”.

 

“While the corporation look for only those who enter manholes; they ignored to consider those who touch, clear drainages, or handle human excreta by railway tracks or in drainages as manual scavengers,” he said. Read more....