Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tabular Data

Details of Rehabilitation Provided under Self Employment Scheme For Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers and From  2013-14 upto 18.07.2019

 

S.NO

Name of State/Union Territory

Onetime Cash Assistance(Number of Beneficiaries)

Skill Development Training (Number of Beneficiaries)

Capital Subsidy

(Number of Beneficiaries)

1

Andhra Pradesh

1460

0

0

2

Assam

682

45

0

3

Bihar

131

18

0

4

Chhattisgarh

3

0

0

5

Gujarat

96

19

0

6

Jharkhand

108

24

0

7

Karnataka

1505

80

190

8

Kerala

504

161

0

9

Madhya Pradesh

341

58

0

10

Maharashtra

5484

0

0

11

Odisha

218

66

83

12

Punjab

214

62

36

13

Rajasthan

2359

257

0

14

Tamilnadu

364

29

47

15

Uttar Pradesh

19385

6152

480

16

Uttarakhand

1889

280

74

17

West Bengal

654

132

97

 

Total

35397

7383

1007

 

Details of manual scavengers identified after the coming into force of prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013”(MS Act, 2013)

 

S.NO

Name of State/Union Territory

 

Name of identified  Mannual Scavengers

As per Survey under MS Act, 2013

As per National Survey, 2018

Total

1

Andhra Pradesh

78

1982

2060

2

Assam

154

542

696

3

Bihar

137

0

137

4

Chhattisgarh

3

0

3

5

Gujarat

0

108

108

6

Jharkhand

0

201

201

7

Karnataka

732

1754

2486

8

Kerala

0

600

600

9

Madhya Pradesh

36

562

598

10

Maharashtra

0

7378

7378

11

Odisha

237

0

237

12

Punjab

91

142

233

13

Rajasthan

338

2590

2928

14

Tamilnadu

363

62

425

15

Uttar Pradesh

12095

18280

30375

16

Uttarakhand

137

4787

4924

17

West Bengal

104

637

741

 

Total

14505

39625

54130

 

Source:  Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Rajya Sabha, GoI Updated on 26th July, 2019

 

Government data claims there are only 12,753 manual scavengers

 

According to the information provided by Vijay Sampla, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in the Rajya Sabha last week, manual scavengers are found in 13 states. The minister provided a table of state-wise data – contested by activists – which claimed there are 12,753 manual scavengers in India and over 10,000 of them in Uttar Pradesh alone.

 

The state/UT data as per the latest information available on the basis of survey undertaken in the States/UTs from 13 states is as follows:

 

 

 

Status of women engaged in scavenging based on different socio economic indicators

 

 

Source: Socio Economic Status of Women Manual Scavengers [Baseline Study Report -2014]