Safai Karmachari Andolan organized a dharna on 30th November 2007 at Jantar-Mantar, Delhi which was attended by a large number of women, men and youth from all over India. It was followed by a National Consultation on 1st December 2007 at which a large number of representatives of various people’s organizations and movements have pledged support to achieve the objective of freeing the nation from the scourge of manual scavenging. At this consultation, a decision was made to launch the ' Action 2010 ' programme, a campaign with a goal of eliminating manual scavenging in India by 31st December 2010.
At India Gate, New Delhi, on the eve of the New Year, 1st January 2008, Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA) officially launched the ‘Action 2010’ program. Action 2010 also coincides with the parallel countdown to the ‘common wealth games’ to be held in New Delhi in 2010. The underlying objective is for all stake holders to act decisively with grater determination to eliminate manual scavenging much before the games begin.