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Added on : 2018-10-05 17:23:52

The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis has ensured payment of mandatory compensation of Rs 10 lakh to 100 families whose members died as a result of manual scavenging. Speaking at the launch of a report on deaths of manual scavengers, NCSK chairman Manhar Valjibhai Zala said on Thursday that nearly 600 cases involving deaths of manual scavengers have been reported during the past one and a half years. "We managed payment of compensation of Rs 10 lakh to 100 affected families. The commission will intervene and ensure payment of compensation to the families in more such cases," he said. The report based on a survey between March and July this year by Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan, a coalition of civil society organisations, said not one family in 51 incidents involving 97 deaths due to manual scavenging was rehabilitated in alternative job, forcing them to become manual scavengers.

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