13,687 families depend on manual scavenging in Kerala

Published on 28 March 2014

T Ramavarman

KOCHI: The enumerators for the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 seem to have come up with some curious data.According to them, there are 13,687 families who depend on manual scavenging to eke out a living in Kerala which has won global acclaim for its high levels of social development.
Another perplexing finding is that there are 14,947 freed bonded labour families in the state.


Unity and Cooperation Among Various Christian Church Denominations Essential'

By Express News Service - PATHANAMTHITTA

Published: 13th February 2014
CSI Moderator Rev G Devasirvadom has said that unity and cooperation among various Christian Churches is vital in a diverse world where people fight each other.Delivering the keynote address at the ecumenical meeting as part of the 119th Maramon Convention on the fourth day on Wednesday, he said that the Church denominations should come together for the restoration of peace and happiness among the people.