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THE EMPLOYMENT OF MANUAL SCAVENGERS AND CONSTRUCTION OF DRY LATRINES (PROHIBITION) ACT, 1993

Title : THE EMPLOYMENT OF MANUAL SCAVENGERS AND CONSTRUCTION OF DRY LATRINES (PROHIBITION) ACT, 1993

Year : 1993



(1) Subject so sub-section (2) and the other provisions of this Act, with effect from such date and in such area as the State Government may, by notification, specify in this behalf, no person shall-Prohibition of employment of manual scavengers, etc.

(a) Engage in or employ for or permit to be engaged in or employed for any other person nor manually carrying human excreta; or

(b) Construct or maintain a dry; latrine.

(2) The State Government shall not issue a notification under sub-section (1) unless-

(i) It has, by notification, given not less than ninety days' notice of its intention to do so;

(ii) Adequate facilities for the use of water-seal latrines in that area exist; and

(iii) It is necessary or expedient to do so for the protection and improvement of the environment or public health in that area.



The State Government may, by a general or special order published in the Official Gazette, and upon such conditions, if any, as it any think fit to impose, exempt any area, category of buildings or class of persons from any provisions of this Act or from any specified requirement contained in this Act or any rule, order, notification or scheme made there under or dispense with the observance of any such requirement in a class or classes of cases, if it is satisfied that compliance with such provisions or such requirement is or ought to be exempted or dispenses with in the circumstances of the case.

Last updated on May, 2016

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