Pilot project to check manual scavenging in five districts

Saturday, March 3, 2018

National Commission for Saaafai Karmacharis member Jagadeesh Hiremani today said five districts in the State were selected for a survey of prevalence of manual scavenging and rehabilitation measures.

The survey will be completed by April end and would be done in Visakhapatnam, Twin Godavari districts, Krishna and Prakasam. He cautioned that in case of any casualty occurring due to manual scavenging, the area officers such as Collectors and other revenue officials would face severe consequences as their names would be included in the FIRs as A1.

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