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'Manual scavenging still going on in MP'

DNIND8838 | 4/7/2012 | Author : DNA correspondent | WC :178

NGO refutes Census directorate's claim of absence of dry latrines

After Census directorate declared that there were no dry latrines in Madhya Pradesh, non-government organisations have demanded revision of the reports regarding prevalence of dry latrines and manual scavenging in the state.
Besides Madhya Pradesh, the Census directorate had said that no dry latrines existed in Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi NCR, Rajasthan and Jharkhand.
As per the surveys conducted by various non-government organisations, dry latrines still exist and the practice of manual scavenging continues on a large scale in these states. "As per our sample survey, we are having list of 3,000 people in Madhya Pradesh who are involved in the inhuman practice of manual scavenging.
We have also identified 20,000 dry latrines which are operational in the state," Asif Sheikh, an activist working for eradication of manual scavenging, told DNA. Sheikh is associated with Jan Sahas, an NGO which has launched Garima Abhiyan, a movement for the cause of manual scavengers.
The NGO has requested the Registrar General and the Census Commissioner of India to carry out special studies and surveys on this issue.



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