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Society should co-operate to end the blot of manual scavenging: PM Modi

Apr 27, 2015

Society should co-operate to end the blot of manual scavenging: PM Modi

Regretting the continuance of manual scavenging, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday sought cooperation of the society in the resolve to get rid of this blot. #India #TheySaidIt #Babasaheb Ambedkar #Manual scavenging #Ambedkar jayanti #PM Narendra Modi #Mann Ki Baat
Left out of Narendra Modi's 'inclusive' politics Dalits in Gujarat

Oct 21, 2013

Left out of Narendra Modi's 'inclusive' politics Dalits in Gujarat

However, with Modi and the BJP identifying Muslim votes as his biggest hurdle, seem to have forgotten what being a favourite with Hindus doesn't warrant - support of the people placed low in the caste hierarchy in India. #India #Gujarat #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Dalits #Saurashtra #Caste discrimination #Narendra Modi's politics #Manual scavengers
After Rahul's speech, govt announces schemes for manual scavengers

Oct 09, 2013

After Rahul's speech, govt announces schemes for manual scavengers

A day after Rahul Gandhi voiced his concern about manual scavengers, government today announced a slew of measures including houses to them under Indira Awas Yojana and loans with lesser interest rate for the self-help groups run by women liberated from the age-old practice. #Jairam Ramesh #NewsTracker #Rahul Gandhi #Manual scavenging #Indira Awas Yojana #Kumari Selja
How Parliament has helped manual scavengers restore their dignity

Oct 07, 2013

How Parliament has helped manual scavengers restore their dignity

For those who have been socially ostracised for being manual scavengers, Parliament's passage of the anti-manual scavenging has given them a fresh start. #India #NewsTracker #ChangeAgent #Manual scavenging #Sulabh International
SC to examine through manual scavenging legislation

Sep 09, 2013

SC to examine through manual scavenging legislation

Parliament's approval to the Bill banning manual scavenging will come in for scrutiny of the Supreme Court which will examine the bill's contents. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Parliament of India #Manual scavenging
Lok Sabha passes bill to prohibit manual scavenging

Sep 06, 2013

Lok Sabha passes bill to prohibit manual scavenging

Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja moved the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012 in the Lok Sabha. It was passed after a short discussion. #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Manual scavenging
'Those who unfurl flag on I-day dont consider manual scavengers citizens of India'

Aug 15, 2013

'Those who unfurl flag on I-day dont consider manual scavengers citizens of India'

The almost three-decade long Safai Karmachari Andolan stands testament to the indefensible apathy of our political class and governments to the plight of manual scavengers. #India #Prime Minister #Q&A #parliament #Independence Day #Monsoon session #Manual scavenging
Cabinet approves committee on manual scavenging eradication bill

Jul 17, 2013

Cabinet approves committee on manual scavenging eradication bill

The Cabinet approved some amendments in the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012, which also included making adequate protective arrangements for workers cleaning septic tanks to save them from any bodily harm. #NewsTracker #Cabinet #Manual scavenging #Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill
Centre mulling law to prevent diversion of SC/ST funds Selja

Jun 27, 2013

Centre mulling law to prevent diversion of SC/ST funds Selja

Expressing serious concern over diversion of funds meant for welfare of SCs and STs, Union Social Justice and Empower Minister Kumari Selja today said the Centre is considering a law to check it #Manual scavenging #Kumari Selja #Scheduled castes #Scheduled tribes #social discrimination