Bill will help eradicate manual scavenging: Minister

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The enactment of a new bill prohibiting manual scavenging will completely eradicate the inhuman practice, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja said Friday.

"It is up to all of us now to ensure that the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012, is implemented in letter and spirit," she said at a function here.

Selja reminded representatives of the national and state safai karamchari commissions of their important role in monitoring the implementation of the law.

She urged members of civil society organisations to support the implementing authorities in identifying scavengers, their rehabilitation and demolition of existing insanitary latrines.

Parliament passed the bill in the monsoon session.


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