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Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of the Republic of India

08/10/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/10/2021 06:33

REHABILITATION OF MANUAL SCAVENGING

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

REHABILITATION OF MANUAL SCAVENGING

Posted On: 10 AUG 2021 5:41PM by PIB Delhi

As per the reports of the State Governments, no person is engaged as manual scavenger any i.e. carrying of human excreta from insanitary latrines, any more. There are certain claims from some voluntary agencies that still there are some people working as manual scavengers. However they could not substantiate these claims.

Although no deaths have been reported from manual scavenging, 309 deaths have been reported during the last five years of people who undertook hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.

Details of number of manual scavengers provided assistance for their rehabilitation by Government during the last five years, year-wise and State-wise under the Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers, is given at Annexure-I. In Madurai, 02 manual scavengers have been identified and they have been provided One time Cash Assistance of Rs. 40,000/-

Details of funds allocated by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and utilized by NSKFDC during the last five years are given as under:-

S.No.

Particulars

Amount (Rs. in crore)

1.

Funds released to NSKFDC

192.16

2.

Funds utilized by NSKFDC (including out of unspent balance from previous year)

211.84

The following major steps have been taken to ensure proper rehabilitation of manual scavengers:-

  1. The target beneficiaries have been made aware, about the measures/programmes available for their rehabilitation, by organising awareness camps in their basties/areas.
  2. Skill development training programmes are being conducted in the trades which are as per the qualification and aptitude of the beneficiaries.
  3. Skill development training programmes are being conducted near their basties so that they can easily attend the classes.
  4. Manual scavengers and their dependants are provided stipend @ Rs. 3,000/- per month during the training period.
  5. Concessional loan and capital subsidy upto Rs. 5.00 lakh is provided to the manual scavengers and their dependants for self employment projects costing upto Rs. 15.00 lakh.
  6. All identified and eligible manual scavengers have been provided One Time Cash Assistance @ Rs. 40,000/-.

Annexure-II

Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS)

State and year-wise manual scavengers/dependants provided assistance for rehabilitation during last five years

S.No.

State

Coverage

One Time Cash Assistance

Skill Development Training

Capital Subsidy for Self Employment Projects

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2016-

2017

2017-2018

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

1

Andhra Pradesh

8

2

1334

74

330

0

0

0

104

76

0

0

0

0

0

2

Assam

0

144

538

188

3051

0

7

38

143

272

0

0

0

0

0

3

Bihar

0

0

0

0

0

0

18

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Chhattisgarh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Gujarat

0

0

96

9

0

0

7

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

Jharkhand

0

0

108

16

68

0

0

24

10

0

0

0

0

0

7

Karnataka

17

293

920

429

1046

0

51

29

0

171

0

0

0

0

0

8

Kerala

0

0

504

14

0

0

0

161

153

0

0

0

0

0

9

Madhya Pradesh

0

0

305

0

169

0

0

49

40

0

0

0

0

3

10

Maharashtra

0

0

4605

1002

718

0

0

0

569

763

0

0

0

0

0

11

Odisha

45

1

0

1

11

0

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

Punjab

0

1

126

8

9

22

6

29

0

14

0

1

0

5

13

Rajasthan

104

23

2038

82

232

53

73

107

220

347

0

0

0

0

0

14

Tamilnadu

108

38

41

27

14

0

0

29

0

0

0

0

75

3

15

Uttar Pradesh

1075

669

5154

11044

6267

4298

126

1041

833

3741

182

151

147

33

146

16

Uttarakhand

0

0

1755

324

2775

0

1

163

460

735

0

0

3

0

0

17

West Bengal

0

0

555

28

2

0

35

0

0

99

0

0

0

0

0

Total

1357

1171

18079

13246

14692

4373

334

1682

2532

6204

196

151

151

108

157

This information was given by The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri.Ramdas athawale in the Lok Sabha in a written reply today.

MG/IA



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