Stringent action to be taken if Manual Scavenging Act found violated: Udupi DC

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Udupi, Oct 21:"Stringent legal action will be taken against those who violate the Manual Scavenging Act in the district," said deputy commissioner (DC) Kurma Rao M.

He was speaking during the district awareness programme organised for the civic workers at the DC office here on Thursday October 21.

"The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act has been implemented from 2013. In this regard, awareness should be created among the public. Legal action will be taken without any hesitation against those who violate this law," the DC said.

He also asked the officials to ensure that the government programmes and schemes meant for civic workers and for the development of their families reach the deserved beneficiaries. Hold workshop to educate the civic workers working in local institutions on government schemes and about the prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013. If possible, ensure the facilities on the spot, DC said.

“Release grants for the beneficiaries identified for the house construction scheme. Identify the land for the construction of houses for the homeless civic workers on priority, he told the officials. The DC also asked the assistant commissioner to allot 'DC Manna' land to the civic workers who are ready to quit their present work and interested in agriculture activities.

“Liquefied waste should be cleaned through sucking machines and the Udupi City Municipal Council should cooperate with local institutions to dispose off the waste scientifically,” he said.

Zilla panchayat CEO Dr Naveen Bhat, zilla panchayat deputy secretary Kiran Phadnekar, assistant commissioner of Kundapur K Raju, deputy director of Social Welfare department Anitha Mudloor and others were present.













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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Oct 22 2021

    this dirty thing is existing from anaadi kala only in India...because of Manuvada...

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  • Sense shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 22 2021

    Manuvada did not preach and profess killing others for the sake conversion or beheading a person for not following dharma ..

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  • Sense shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 22 2021

    The workers ,are to be blamed themselves ..They do not even maintain basic hygiene and safety standards while collecting garbage ..No gloves or safety shoes .. They use bare hands and slippers while clearing/collecting garbage .. These are all the states of a poverty ridden mind .. This is not the problem of the govt but people themselves ..I do not see ourselves as a forward nation unless we are able to comeout o these obvious little things ..OThers including basic Civic sense , cleanliness ,discipline ,and Blind belief systems , which runs deep in our system due to Some communities that fill fear in the minds of the people. The govt should take steps to eradicate Blind belief systems urgently ..

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 21 2021

    Stringent action to be taken if Manual Scavenging Act found violated: Udupi DC. But when Central Government want to keep the bill unchanged how Udupi DC can do his own? Here is message which was said on March 21 in the Parliament by Minister:- New Delhi: There is no proposal to amend the law banning manual scavenging, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale informed the Parliament Tuesday, six months after the Narendra Modi government announced a bill to make the law more stringent.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Thu, Oct 21 2021

    This is the direct result of unemployment. Increase number of theft, abduction and ransoms, forgery, scams, frauds and crimes are all causes seriously dwindling economy and unemployment. Please understand the root cause and solve this socio-economic problem.

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