Question raised in Rajya Sabha on scavenging free India by 2019, 30/04/2015

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Vijay Sampla informed the Parliament that Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 (MS Act, 2013), has been enacted by the Parliament to eliminate the twin evils of insanitary latrines and manual scavenging. This Act has come into force in all the States and Union Territories except the State of Jammu & Kashmir with effect from 06.12.2013. Manual Scavenging is a prohibited activity from this date.