Manual scavenging: I apologize, PM must do the same, says Jairam Ramesh – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union Minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh apologised to the nation on the issue of manual scavenging and added that the Prime Minister must too do the same.”I have to apologise to the country (on the issue of manual scavenging)… I will take your demand to the PM and tell him he should apologise too,” said Ramesh, speaking at the inauguration of a photo exhibition on manual scavenging also attended by several dalit activists.According to the 2011 census, there are still 2.6 million dry latrines in use in India. “About 2.3 lakh families must be involved in manual…

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