12,753 Manual Scavengers Identified In 13 States : Thaawar Chand Gehlot

28 April, New Delhi

The Union Government Tuesday informed Lok Sabha that 12,753 manual scavengers have been indentified in 13 states, quoting a latest progress report.

Replying to a question, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said that on the basis of proposals received from the state governments and Union Territory Administrations, 2,112 identified manual scavengers have been provided one-time cash assistance of 40,000 rupees each.

He said that in addition, 97 identified manual scavengers have also been provided skill development training or loans at concessional rates with capital or interest subsidy for undertaking alternative employment.

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