GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry Of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2360
TO BE ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 10, 2009
Deadline to Eradicate Manual, Scavenging.
SHRl JESUDASU SEELAM:
SHRl RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the MINISTER OF HOUSING. & URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION be pleased to state:
(a) whether Centre has set itself deadline of March 2010 to eradicate manual scave~ing and is planning a data base of 1,15,000 scavengers identified for ; rehsoilitation scheme under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to track progress on this count;
(b) whether Ministry has decided to acquire details relating to vocational training and bank loans provided to manual scavengers under Government self-employment rehabilitation scheme so that it can monitor implementation; and
(c) if so, to what extent the deadline of scavenging in March 2010 will be met for abolishing scavenging and whether any steps have been taken in this regard so far?
MINISTER OF HOUSING & URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION
(a)&(b): The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implements Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS). The Scheme was started in January, 2007 and aims at rehabilitation of remaining manual scavengers and their by dependents by 31 st March, 2010.' The implementing agencies have been requested by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to prepare a detailed database of all the beneficiaries under the scheme. including details of training and loan provided to the beneficiaries.
(c): All efforts are being made to rehabilitate the remaining beneficiaries by March, 2010.