‘No trial in sewer death cases’

‘No trial in sewer death cases’

News:s

  1. Report released on Manual Scavenging by an NGO Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan.

Important Facts:

  1. Study has been conducted by the NGO on the death due to sewer and septic tank cleaning since 1992.
  2. It covered a sample group of 97 deaths in 51 incidents across 11 States
  3. Important findings:
  • First Information Reports (FIR) were filed in only 35% of the cases.
  • Only 31% of affected families received cash compensation.
  • Affected families has not received the rehabilitation or alternative jobs.
  • Few of them were denied death certificate.
  • Though the Government has provided toilets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, it has failed to take into the account the responsibility of cleaning septic tanks.
  • In some cases, there was no acknowledgement of a death.
  1. Safai Karamchari Finance and Development Corporation will be spreading awareness about Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013.
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