Government is fully committed to eradicate manual scavenging: Gehlot
Dr Thawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) has stated that the government is fully committed to eradicate manual scavenging through the ‘The Prevention of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013’. He was speaking at the national Workshop-Cum-Exhibition on Sustainable Sanitation organised by MoSJ&E and the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA). He added that the government has been laying increasing emphasis on mechanical cleaning and preventing human entry into sewer to the extent possible through the use of modern technologies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the BHEL-installed 4x180 MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project at Thimpu, Bhutan in the presence of the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dr Lotay Tshering.
Notably, with the commissioning of the last 180 MW unit, BHEL has achieved yet another milestone overseas by successfully commissioning the 4x180 MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan. With this, BHEL has demonstrated its high quality engineering and project management skills and a firm commitment to undertake challenging jobs as part of its responsibility towards relation building with neighbouring countries. The Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) officials have appreciated the efforts put in by BHEL for effective and efficient completion of the project.
BHEL has executed the electromechanical package for the project along with Balance of Plant items i.e. Bus Duct, DC System, EOT Cranes, etc. The equipment has been supplied from BHEL’s manufacturing units.