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MAHARASHTRA, GUJARAT LAG BEHIND IN COMPENSATION FOR SEWER DEATHS

Why in news?

manual scavenging cases, Of the 926 deaths inside sewers in the country, from 1993 till December 31, 2019, families of 172 victims were yet to receive compensation, with Gujarat having the highest number of cases where the amount was not paid.

The compensation got lagged in Gujarath

More about manual scavenging

manual scavenging cases, According to the NCSK, a total of 53,598 people, of which 29,923 were in Uttar Pradesh alone, had been identified as engaged in manual scavenging after surveys in 2013 and 2018. Onetime cash assistance had been disbursed in 35,397 cases, with Uttar Pradesh accounting for 19,385 such people

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