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TOPIC: Dr. Pathak and India's untouchables
STEP 1 - Read the following article:
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STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the
1. The goal of Sulabh, an organization founded by Dr. Pathak, is to:
eradicate poverty in India.
end manual scavenging.
sell embroidered cloths.
2. Apart from replacing unplumbed (dry) toilets, Sulabh:
helps scavengers train for new jobs.
gives scavengers a monthly allowance.
teaches former scavengers how to read and write.
3. Although manual scavenging was officially banned in India in 1993, :
nothing has been done to implement this ban.
the ban has not been fully implemented.
a new law allowing scavenging was passed in 1998.
4. According to some estimates, how many manual scavengers are still working in India?
5. Usha Chaumar says that shopkeepers ________________________ when she worked as a scavenger.
were always very nice to her
would give her free rice
would not touch her
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