Chiefs of Municipal Corporations, Gram Panchayats will be held responsible if any person is engaged in manual scavenging: Gujarat High Court

the bench was informed that out of the total 152 persons who died while they were engaged in manual scavenging, the State authorities have granted compensation to legal heirs of 137 persons.
Manual Scavenging
Manual Scavenging

In an order aimed at putting a stop to the practice of manual scavenging, the Gujarat High Court recently said that it will haul up chief of the Gram Panchayat and also the Commissioner of the concerned civic body if any person is found to be engaged in manual scavenging [Manav Garima vs State of Gujarat].

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