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August 31, 2013

Strategising sanitation

social justice devender singh
Strategising sanitation
Under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan, it needs to be ensured that NGOs working in the field of sanitation
do not take away the cake by re-employing the liberated scavengers or engaging people in scavenging work at lower wages

IN his last speech, but one of the most prescient, in the Constituent Assembly, on November 25, 1949, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar warned about the course of Indian democracy, saying, “on the 26th of January, 1950, we are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics, we will have equality and in social and economic life, we will have inequality.... we shall, by reason of our social and economic structure, continue to deny the principle of one man one value. How long shall we continue to live this life of contradictions?” Read more..

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