Harijan Sevak Sangh is running a Safai Vidyalaya in Ahmedabad (Gujarat). As it has already been mentioned, Harijan Sevak Sangh has done a great job in tackling the difficulties of scavenging and ultimately removing the scavenging through head load system. Number of experiments has been made since Gandhiji’s time. Right from Gandhiji’s time different research work is taking place.
The process is continuing. Short term training and long term training of different segments of the society like elected representatives, state govt. employees, employees of municipal corporations and municipal committees, young boys and girls are getting training from safai Vidyalaya, Ahmedabad.
This centre has become a main centre to provide manpower as well as technical know-how and research facility for cleanliness work in the country. This safai Vidyalaya is situated very near to Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) Construction of hand flush latrines is one of the Programmes initiated by the Harijan Sevak Sangh which has gone a long way to save the scavengers of doing this dirty profession. Schedule caste are having their problems but scavengers community is a deeply suffered community which requires especial attention.
It is true that scavengers should be librated from doing scavenging. Harijan Sevak Sangh initiated this Programme. Results are very encouraging but if this scavengers community is not provided alternative job then the problem of unemployment and poverty becomes major threat to their livelihood. Therefore policy makers have to think on improving the scavengers in a right perspectives and earnest efforts are required to deal with this situation.