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Arvind Kejriwal flags off 200 sewer cleaning machines

machines to the 200 people, who are already engaged in sewer cleaning work. Rajendar Pal Gautam, minster of SC-ST welfare, said the Delhi government was committed to work for the upliftment of the scheduled castes in a better and effective manner. Anil Kumar Singh, CEO of DJB, said with the introduction of small sewage cleaning machine vehicles, the board will ensure cleaning of sewage in narrow lanes in the city through it. The machines have

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Modi Pays Tribute to Sanitation Workers After Five Years of Ignoring Them -Rejimon K

In the 2019-20 Interim Budget, the Modi government allotted just Rs 39.87 crore for five national commissions, including the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, the National Commission for scheduled castes and the National Commission for Backward Classes, as against the allocation of Rs 33.72 for 2018-19. Just Rs 9 crore has been set aside for the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis. According to Indian Budget data, in 2018-19, whe

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Upper caste Hindus richest in India, own 41% of total assets; STs own 3.7%, says study on wealth distribution -Anjali Marar

f them in urban areas and the rest in rural areas, across 20 Indian states. The population was classified into multiple groups — Hindu Scheduled Class (HSC), Hindu Scheduled Tribes (HST), Hindu scheduled castes (HSCs), Hindu Scheduled Tribes (HSTs), Non-Hindu scheduled castes (NHSCs), Non-Hindu Scheduled Tribes (NHSTs), Hindu Other Backward Classes (HOBCs), Hindu High Castes (HHCs), Muslim Other Backw

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Supreme Court refuses to stay amendments to SC/ ST Act -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu The Act nullified the controversial March 20 apex court judgment diluting the stringent provisions of the Dalit protection law. The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the scheduled castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 2018, which nullified the controversial March 20 apex court judgment diluting the stringent provisions of the Dalit protection law. The government had brought in the ame

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The missing egg in Indian children's diet

incidence of undernourishment is high, do not serve eggs at all, citing religious and cultural traditions. Such top-down political decisions often ignore social preferences, say, among tribes and the scheduled castes, who are mostly non-vegetarians. The macro data also shows that the majority of Indians consume animal protein in one form or another. Please click here to read more.

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Study reveals caste-based segregation in Bengaluru -Mohit M Rao

-The Hindu In 40% of blocks, SC/ST community constitutes less than 5% of residents Bengaluru: A first-of-its-kind snapshot of the distribution of scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes community in the city reveals a patchwork of caste-segregated neighbourhoods where socio-economically backward castes are ghettoised. Older areas such as Malleswaram or Basavanagudi exhibit a caste-based pattern, perhaps due to urban planning where caste segre

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A quota for farmers -Harish Damodaran

passing in Parliament a Constitution amendment bill that creates a new economically weaker sections of citizens (EWS) category entitled to 10 per cent reservation, over and above the 15 per cent for scheduled castes, 7.5 per cent for Scheduled Tribes and 27 per cent for OBCs. Such alacrity and boldness to defy Indra Sawhney is striking for two reasons. First, this zeal wasn’t evident when the demand for creating similar quotas came from d

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PS Krishnan, former secretary to government of India, interviewed by Hridayesh Joshi (

ered the caste system and the harm it has done. They realised it had to be eliminated and those who suffered by it needed support to achieve equality. These were the victims of untouchability i.e. scheduled castes and schedule tribes. They were socially and educationally backward classes. This was the basic structure. It was not a programme to eliminate poverty. It was part of a national enterprise to remove the inequalities created by the caste sy

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Quota for poor: Constitutional and social issues, implications - PS Krishnan

he point of view of social realities and Constitutional provisions. The social reality It is a fact that there are poor individuals even among the Socially Advanced Castes (SACs), i.e., the non-scheduled castes (SCs), non-Scheduled Tribes (STs) and non-Socially and Educationally Backward Castes (SEdBCs). They too do need help. The issue is what is the specific problem they face, and what is the appropriate Constitutionally sustainable solution f

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Marginal & small holdings saw increased fragmentation & contracted size between 2010-11 and 2015-16, indicates latest Agriculture Census

Agricultural holding among SCs & STs It is worth noting that although the average size of operational holding for the overall population was 1.08 hectare in 2015-16, for persons belonging to scheduled castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), that was 0.78 hectare and 1.41 hectare, respectively. The average size of operational holding for STs fell from 1.52 hectare in 2010-11 to 1.41 hectare in 2015-16. Similarly, the average size of operat

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