Manual Scavenging”- The Most Obnoxious Underemployment
Unemployment is the perennial problem for many decades in India. So far, the nation had experienced Twelve Five year plans, still unemployment persists. Some vulnerable sections, particularly manual scavenger’s life and employment structure is very pathetic. In India, 1,82,505 number of people are manual scavengers. In Tamil Nadu, there are 334 number of people are doing this work and the ratio is very high in Erode district. Both Central and State Governments are taking many initiatives to rehabilitate the manual scavengers, with alternative employment but still manual scavenging is prevalent in and around the nation. The NDA Government headed by Narendra Modi has introduced a novel scheme “Swachh Bharat”. According to this scheme, open defecation should be completely wiped out. For that, every house should have toilet facility. The Government can train the manual scavengers in the toilet construction works, so that, they can get redeemed from the obnoxious work. India is looking for Clean India and Super Power, but if there are manual scavengers that would be a Black Mark to any nation. Hence, this paper focuses on the eradication of manual scavenging work in India.
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