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Govt to amend law to end manual scavenging in India

Nov 20, 2020 13:38 IST

In a landmark move that will put an end to the age-old practice of manual scavenging, the Centre has decided to amend law to make automated cleaning of septic tanks and sewers mandatory. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will bring amendments to Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (PEMSR) Act to end to the hazardous practice, which is believed to have existed since the beginning of the civilization in India, the Centre announced on the occasion of World Toilet Day on Thursday.

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