Published in: 2020
Centre of Equity Studies, Safai Karamchari Andolan, WaterAid India, European Commission
Mander, H., Kumbhare, S., Bhattacharya, A., Chanchani, M.
In the 64th year of the Republic the nation, it was recognized formally through a legislative act, for the second time after the initial 1993 act, that the “dehumanising practice of manual scavenging, arising from the continuing existence of insanitary latrines and a highly iniquitous caste system” that “still persists in various parts of the country” needs to be eradicated and those in this work need to be rehabilitated. It recognized that the existing law of 1993 have not proved adequate in eliminating the “twin evils of insanitary latrines and manual scavenging” and finally considered it imperative that the “historical injustice and indignity suffered by the manual scavengers” be corrected through a
process of rehabilitation to a sustainable life of dignity.
Mander, H., Kumbhare, S., Bhattacharya, A., Chanchani, M. (2020). Ensuring effective Enrolment and Inclusion of everyone engaged in Manual Scavenging. Centre of Equity Studies, Safai Karamchari Andolan, WaterAid India, European Commission
East Asia & Pacific English Import to Sanitation Workers Platform
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