Manual scavenging: No one rehabilitated in over 2 decades

  • | Sunday | 26th January, 2020

By Express News ServiceBENGALURU: Even though the law makes any form of manual scavenging a crime, on Saturday, Bengaluru saw a young man’s life snuffed out because of the long-standing failure to enforce the law. The government of Karnataka has identified 2,497 people engaged in manual scavenging of which 302 are in Bengaluru Urban and 474 in Bengaluru Rural districts. Last year 118 manual scavengers died. The state government did not have data on the total number of jetting and sucking machines in Bengaluru. Manual scavenging is banned and despite that a person has died.

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