Backward Classes Welfare Department, Purulia


Self-Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS)


The objective of the scheme is to assist the manual scavengers and their dependents for rehabilitation in a time bound manner by March, 2009. It has been accorded "National Priority" by the Govt. of India. Accordingly, a denovo susvey for identification of scavengers and their dependents was conducted and it was completed in the month of August, 2007. During the survey, 110 nos of scavengers were identified.


Some steps relating to preparation of Action Plan, submission of training proposal to NSFDC for approval, subsequently getting of approval from NSFDC and completion of survey work were taken for implementation of the schemes. 96 beneficiaries have been provided training and covered under various Self-Employment Scheme.


(Source: PO cum DWO, BCW, Purulia)