OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MINISTER
GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI
· CHIEF MINISTER OF DELHI, SHRI ARVIND KEJRIWAL FLAGS OFF A FLEET OF 200 SEWER CLEANING MACHINES VEHICLES
· DELHI HAS BECOME THE 1STSTATE TO INTRODUCE SEWER CLEANING MACHINES FOR CLEANING SEWER IN NARROW LANES- SHRI KEJRIWAL
· GOVERNMENT’S CONCRETE INITIATIVES TO END THE INHUMAN PRACTICE OF SANITATION WORKERS ENTERING SEWERS FOR CLEANING
· DELHI GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO WORK FOR THE UPLIFTMENT OF THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES IN A BETTER AND EFFECTIVE MANNER- SHRI RAJENDAR PAL GAUTAM
· SCAVENGERS ARE REGARDED AS ‘UNSUNG HEROS’- CHIEF SECRETARY, SHRI VIJAY DEV
New Delhi: 28/02/2019
Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a fleet of 200 sewer cleaning machines vehicles for cleaning sewers in narrow lane of Delhi and providing them to the experienced and skilled manual scavengers making them ‘Sani entrepreneurs’ in a function organized by Delhi Jal Board at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium in the capital today.
Launching the sewer cleaning machines with applied technology, Shri Kejriwal said that it is a historic day for Delhi to start this initiatives and ensuring safety and dignity of the human life. Shri Kejriwal said Delhi is the 1st State, where we have developed this device and to put an end the inhuman practice of sanitation workers entering sewers for cleaning.
Shri Kejriwal, addressing mammoth gathering said that his Government is translating the dreams of Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar in improving and ameliorating the social and economic condition of the scheduled castes and bring them in the main stream of the nation. He said that the Manual Scavengers had to enter in the sewage and clean the sewerage system by putting their precious lives in danger. Our Government gave a serious thought to this and planned to ensure cleaning the sewers through machines. He said that the Delhi Jal Board and its officers developed a technology and were able to provide this technology – Small Sewer Cleaning vehicles fitted with machines to the 200 people, who are already engaged in sewer cleaning work and who have experience of sewer cleaning. By this way the Government has provided employment to them making them self-employed. Now they will also be called entrepreneurs of their own skill and their economic condition will be improved. As the same time it will ensure safety of their life, apartfrom ensuring dignity of labour.
Shri Kejriwal, congratulating these ‘Sani entrepreneurs’ said that Delhi has become the 1st State in introducing the in implementing and ensuring the introduction of sewer cleaning machines for cleaning sewer in the narrow lanes in Delhi.
He also extended his gratitude to the DICCI(Dalit Chamber of Commerce and Industries) and its Chairman, Shri Milind Kamle and the State Bank of India for their enormous economic supports to these Scavenging entrepreneurs in ensuring end the inhuman practice of sanitation workers entering Sewage for cleaning.
Shri Rajendar Pal Gautam, Minster of SC-ST Welfare, said that Delhi Government is committed to work for the upliftment of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in a better and effective manner. He said that Government is preparing a number of scheme meant for the Welfare of SC and ST.
Chief Secretary, Delhi, Shri Vijay Kumar Dev said that Delhi is a bunch of varied flowers with specialties, as people from all religions castes and creed are living together and everyone has the right to live with dignity and honour. It is really creditable and remarkable that Delhi Government has made 200 people as entrepreneurs in their own field of skill and with this the Delhi has become 1st State to introduce this applied technology. He said that in our great nation the Scavengers are regarded as ‘Unsung Heros’.
The CEO, Delhi Jal Board, Shri Anil Kumar Singh said that now with the introduction of Small Sewage Cleaning Machine Vehicles, Delhi Jal Board will be able to ensure cleaning of sewage in narrow lanes in Delhi comfortable through these Machines, which have been fitted with necessary equipments ensuring hydraulic, Jetting, Grabbing and Roding work. This small cleaning machine can ensure cleaning the main holes of 30 feet deep and can clean the sewerage and bring the silt, slug and other waste out of the main hole to the trolley. He said that Delhi Jal Board now has put an end the inhuman practice of Sanitation workers entering sewers for cleaning.
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