Rehabilitation of Mannual Scavengers

Assistance to Sulabh International - The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, India Smt. Subbusakshmi Jagadeesan told that Under the Self-Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Mannual Scavengers (SRMS), the National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC) has disbursed Rs. 50.53 lakh to Rajasthan Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Finance & Development Cooperative Corporation Ltd., (RSCFDC) for undertaking skill development training programme through Sulabh International Social Service Organisation (SISSO). The duration of the training programme is one year, and would be completed in March, 2009. Work undertaken by SISSO under SRMS is reviewed by NSKFDC and RSCFDC.

Further, a grant-in-aid of Rs. 5 lakh was provided to SISSO for conducting a four day's International Conference on "World Toilet Summit" at New Delhi, from 31st October to 3rd November, 2007 under the Central Sector Scheme of Supporting Projects of All India or Inter-State Nature for Scheduled Castes Development (Research & Training). SISSO has submitted report of the International Conference to the Ministry. Proper utilisation of funds is ensured through utilisation certificates which the grantee organisations are required to submit.

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