Manual scavenging: Mayor denies charge

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
mayor kavitha sanil

Mangaluru: While a complaint was filed against reported manual scavenging in Bunder, Mayor Kavitha Sanil denied it and said that it was case of some workers repairing a damaged manhole. In a complaint to the Mangaluru South Police on Friday, district joint secretary of Democratic Youth Federation of India Nitin Kuthar said that he saw […]

Manual scavenging noticed in Kankanady area of Mangalore

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Despite Ban

Mangalore : If the district administration has banned manual scavenging, it is still in vogue in Mangalore. On November 6, Tuesday two labourers were seen cleaning a manhole manually in the Kankanady area of Mangalore for as long as one hour. Manual scavenging is banned under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry […]

End manual scavenging in six months, PM tells states

Friday, June 17th, 2011
pm manmohan singh

New Delhi: Calling it one of the ”darkest blots” in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday asked states to pledge to eliminate manual scavenging within six months. “One of the darkest blots on our development process is that even after 64 years of independence, we still have the heinous practice of manual scavenging,” Manmohan Singh […]