Manual scavengers: fresh survey ordered

Updated - October 08, 2015 05:48 am IST

Published - October 08, 2015 12:00 am IST - KALABURAGI:

The chairman of Karnataka State Commission for Safai Karmacharis, Narayan, has ordered a fresh survey to ascertain the total number of manual scavengers in the State, since contradictory figures have emerged from the urban local bodies and the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department. He told presspersons here on Tuesday that while the urban local bodies had 320 manual scavengers, the recent survey conducted by RDPR put the number at 5,800.

“According to information available with the commission, there are more than 20,000 manual scavengers.”

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