New Delhi, 19 November (IANS). Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said that the government is committed to ensuring that no person is required to enter sewer or septic tanks, as long as maximum public sanitation is done Not entirely necessary in interest.
Launching the Safai Mitra Suraksha Challenge in a webinar here, he said that today we are setting another milestone in this context. Its purpose is to ensure that the life of the hazardous scavenger of any sewer or septic tank is never endangered. He said that this is in line with the vision of our Prime Minister, who has always maintained the safety and dignity of sanitation workers at the core of Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban.
The challenge, launched on the occasion of World Toilet Day, aims to prevent the hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks and promote their machine cleanliness.
Puri said, the prohibition of employment as manual scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013 and various judgments of the Supreme Court expressly prohibit dangerous and harmful cleaning activities, that is, any person holding a protective device without septic tank or Cannot enter the sewer nor take part in such processes.
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