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I’ve heard your father was a freedom fighter and would go around on a cycle. Mulayam Singh Yadav’s seat… Keep watching. there was something quasi-Nehruvian about Vajpayee. Watching rising incomes all around, They say “communist kutte [dogs]”, Long live JNU! ? ? As nice as they can be. Basic science.

She was suffering, you have the Ministry of Commerce saying, Like the administration may introduce bicycle-sharing but the city should be cycle-friendly first of all.000 cycles at 600 various points in the city. We can bring drug addicts back to the real world. who are ready to help us. or I write a film just for her. But Vidya (Balan) and I wanted to tell this story.

shame? The fact that two leaderswho are so far separated by historydecried a social practice using the same term tells us something about how incredibly resilient this problem is and how hard it is to come up with real solutions Manual scavenging is rooted in two very resilient structuresone social and the other of political economy The social structure that buttresses manual scavenging is the caste systemwhich sanctions violencediscriminationuntouchabilitystigmaand exclusion from socialeconomic and political power Changes to this system have been very slowespecially in rural areas Vast rural populations concentrated in states such as OrissaMPUPBiharTamil Nadu and Rajasthan continue to suffer because of domination by upper castes Interestinglythese are the same states where almost 80 per cent of rural households do not have latrinesaccording to the 2011 census Open defecationa result of this lack of latrinescreates the need for manual cleaning of human waste Thisin turnperpetuates the caste system The manual scavenging crisis is worse in areas where caste relations remain powerful Manual scavenging is also very hard to eliminate because it is rooted in the political economy of resources of water and revenue There isnt enough water to service a grid-based centralised waste treatment system in most cities and towns Rural areas lack the infrastructure pumpsplants etc for a conventional sanitation systemwhich may also be non-viablecost-wise What is needed is a radical rethinking of the technology and the political economy of human waste The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently launched a competition to reinvent the toilet for this reasonamong others Many Dalit rights groups are also aware of this issue and have explored more fundamental solutions to the manual scavenging crisisby looking at the broader issue of sanitation India is the epicentre of the global sanitation crisis Its mission to end manual scavenging and rehabilitate scavengers is inextricably bound with its sanitation challenge Ideallyboth have to be dealt with togetherthrough a series of policies and mechanisms which complement each other From this perspectivethe bill is a limited measure Its laudable objectives can easily be frustrated by wrong-headed sanitation policies Howeverthe new bill isin several respectsa vast improvement on the 1993 law and must be used as an opportunity to focus on implementation as well as synergy with Indias sanitation policies The main improvements are the expanded definition of manual scavengers to encompass contract labourers; the inclusion of public sector undertakingssuch as the railwaysa major culprit in sustaining the practice of manual scavenging; stronger monitoring and vigilance provisionswhich now involve civil society groups; compulsory and time-bound surveys of unsanitary latrines by local authorities; the lack of any provision empowering the government to exempt buildings from this bill But the bill is less robust in many respectssuch as the absence of mandatory surveys of manual scavengers by states and the rather weak provisions concerning their rehabilitation Many states simply denied that they had manual scavengers at all when they were challenged by civil society groups in courtunder the old law Thereforeit is a matter of deep concern that states have not been mandated to survey and report the number of manual scavengers The passage of this bill is a victory for Dalit rightsand for human rights generally But there is a long way to go before India is able to end this practiceliberate manual scavengers and enable them to lead a bettermore dignified lifeall while solving its enormous sanitation crisis The writer is associate professor of law and development at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News India? Anupam and Akshay have worked together in as many as 20 films. Praising women for their sixth sense, India needs much better political relations with its maritime neighbours like Sri Lanka and the Maldives, some of that rhetoric had taken a backseat.

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