articles by Samuel Sathyaseelan

India

Funds for scholarships to children of manual scavengers remain under-utilised; discriminatory rules exclude sewer workers of benefits

Though in existence in various forms since 1977-78, the scheme, Pre-Matric Scholarships to the Children of those engaged in occupations involving Cleaning and Prone to Health Hazards, has largely remained under-utilised with several states yet to identify manual scavengers, one of the main target groups of the scheme