Facilities to help safai karmacharis

He was speaking at a meeting of safai karmacharis at the Robertsonpet City Municipal Council (CMC) premises.

Gurumurthy said the workers should no longer carry night soil on their heads or clean the manholes. “The Corporation is ready to provide machines for to clean drains to the safai karmacharis,” he said.

The Deputy Commissioner has instructed the Corporation to extend loan and other facilities to 140 safai karmacharis, he said. The eligible among the safai karmacharis may come forward to avail the benefits and begin a new life, he said.

CMC vice-president M Bhaktavatsalam said steps must be taken to ensure that the facilities provided to the safai karmacharis are not misused.

Some people from Andhra Pradesh are trying to avail the benefits by giving addresses in KGF and some middlemen are trying to help them. A new list of the eligible in the town should be prepared and benefits given to them, he said.

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