Effective rehabilitation of manual scavengers

Effective rehabilitation of manual scavengers
Last Date Jul 17,2015 04:15 AM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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Manual scavengers are largely illiterate and have no exposure or aptitude for doing business or taking up self employment ventures.  This makes their rehabilitation in ...

Manual scavengers are largely illiterate and have no exposure or aptitude for doing business or taking up self employment ventures.  This makes their rehabilitation in alternative occupations very challenging.

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What are the ways in which the manual scavengers can be gainfully employed in other occupations, so that they do not return to manual scavenging? Participants may share success stories that they may be aware of.

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Dr Swapan Kumar Banerjee 4 years 10 months ago

It's shocking if manual scavenging still persists. It's a disgrace for the nation. I saw it 20 years ago in Howrah and shuddered. The employers of manual scavengers should be fined and even jailed.