New Delhi | Parliament Sloppy Death Report : Giving information on the death due to manual scavenging in the Parliament, the Government of India said that till now no person has received death due to manual scavenging. However, the government has acknowledged that 161 people died due to accidents while cleaning sewers and septic tanks during the last three years. Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Virendra Kumar gave this information in reply to supplementary questions in Rajya Sabha. He said that as per the reports received, at present no person is doing manual scavenging. He said that two surveys were conducted in 2013 and 2018 to identify such people and 58,098 such people were identified.
536 FIRs registered and 791 people died.
Parliament Sloppy Death Report : The Union Minister said that from 1993 to March 31, 2022, 791 people died during cleaning of septic tanks. In this sequence, 536 FIRs have been registered under the relevant law and the dependents of 703 victims have been adequately compensated. Apart from this, partial payment has been made to 136 dependents. In Parliament, he also mentioned the various schemes taken up by the government for the rehabilitation of manual scavengers.
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Parliament Sloppy Death Report : Virendra Kumar said that now emphasis is being laid on cleaning with machines and training is also being given to the personnel in this regard. He said that arrangements have also been made to give loans up to Rs.15 lakh and subsidy of Rs.5 lakh to such people. Apart from this, we are making every effort to help the people doing this work as much as possible.
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