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DELHI BANS MANUAL SCAVENGING

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The Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dixit, on 26 February, banned manual scavenging in the capital saying, “Henceforth, no Safai Karamchari (cleaner) will be allowed to do manual sewer cleaning.” Speaking at the ‘Swabhiman Diwas’ celebrations organised by Delhi Commission for Safai Karamchari at Vigyan Bhawan, Mrs Dixit said her government was taking all steps to modernise the Safai workers by providing them with proper training. Last month, the Supreme Court had censured the Union Government for failing to enact a law banning manual scavenging.



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