Kejriwal Government to put an end to Manual Scavenging

Sat Nov 16 2019 11:53:09 GMT+0530 (IST)

Delhi Chief Minister who announces unique and different schemes for the well being of the public has come up with a new and essential scheme. He announced Mukhyamantri Septic Tank Safai Yojana, which enables the public to get their septic tanks cleaned for free of cost.



Very soon, the Kejriwal government will call for a tender for agencies that would assist the Delhi Jal Board officials and other necessary departments to offer cleaning of the septic tanks in a technologically-assisted manner.

"A helpline number will be issued on which citizens will be able to ask for the service. The government will ensure that the tender is floated within a month," said Kejriwal.

"The objective is to ensure that those forced to be a part of the manual scavenging trade do not have to put their lives at risk," he added.

According to the official reports, there are more than 1,700 unauthorized colonies and out of which only 430 colonies have sewer lines. The rest of the colonies have septic tanks, which are cleaned by private parties which the colonies hire.

Unfortunately, many people lose their lives while cleaning the septic tanks in these colonies and according to Kejriwal, this is a massive step in making Delhi clean and putting an end to sewer deaths.