Thamate and Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board jointly organized a public awareness programme in Bengaluru between 13-02-2021 and 03-03-2021 on the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013 as part of the Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge.
The Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge was launched across 243 cities by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs with the aim of prevention of hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks by ensuring mechanized cleaning. In Karnataka, 7 cities have been included in the challenge, and Bengaluru is one of those seven cities.
As part of the Challenge, a public awareness programme was conducted jointly by Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and Thamate-Centre for Rural Empowerment. In this 15-day programme, the songs and street play prepared by Thamate’s cultural team, were performed at 15 different places in the outer areas of Bengaluru Metropolis.
A Brief Report on the Public Awareness Programme can be read belowbwssb-pemsr-act-report