Environmental Sanitation and Eradication of Scavenging in India

By: Bindeshwar Pathak

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Environmental Sanitation and Eradication of Scavenging in India is a comprehensive sociological treatise based on extraordinary research by Bindeshwar Pathak. The book presents an in-depth understanding of the evolution of sanitation movement coupled with an account of a social awakening for the emancipation of manual scavengers, formerly known as 'untouchables', who faced severe discrimination as they belonged to the lowest stratum of India's caste-based society.It attempts at a comprehensive critique of the policies and programme of environmental sanitation and liberation of scavengers. In the overall context of environmental sanitation and eradication of scavenging, it basically aims at studying the historical context in which scavenging originated and developed; examining its linkages with ecology, health, hygiene and environmental sanitation; probing into various reformative and rehabilitative measures undertaken by a good number of social reformers, voluntary action groups, Governmental and international agencies for the liberation and social upgradation of scavengers; analyzing the policies, programme and problems of low-cost sanitation schemes by Central and State governments; underscoring the pioneering efforts of Sulabh International and its outstanding achievements in the field of environmental sanitation and eradication of scavenging; describing and discussing the relevance of sanitation movement in the liberation of scavengers and the linkages of the liberation programme to the improvement in environmental sanitation; presenting an overarching view of the constraints in the implementation of policies envisioning a better environmental sanitation scenario and a brighter future for the scavengers; and finally, furnishing a sociological perspective on all important dimensions of environental sanitation and eradication of scavenging in India. Printed Pages: 379.

Title: Environmental Sanitation and Eradication of Scavenging in India

Author Name: Bindeshwar Pathak

Categories: India, Environmental Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited/Research India Press: 2015

ISBN: 8120813804

ISBN 13: 9788120813809

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 110012

Keywords: Environmental Sanitation and Eradication of Scavenging in India Bindeshwar Pathak