End to manual scavenging. AFP
The amendments include provisions like mandatory inclusion of women in vigilance committees at district, state and national level and a survey to identify manual scavengers.
“The words insanitary latrines and manual scavengers define taking into account real situation on the ground,” Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters in New Delhi.
Chidambaram said the Bill was introduced in Parliament last year and now officials amendments will be included in it.
The bill also has the provision for setting up committees at various levels.
“The provision for constitution of vigilance committee in each district and sub-divisions and a state level monitoring committee and a central-level monitoring committee, it is mandatory to have representation of women in these committees,” he said.
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