The report was released during an event jointly organised by the SASY, Safai Karamchari Andolan (SKA) and other organisations working towards the eradication of manual scavenging practice.
The deceased - G Iyanar (38) and K Manikandan (35) - had been masons for 12 years and lived in the nearby village of Paakam, sources said.
Days after three construction workers died of asphyxiation at an under-construction house here, the body of another person was recovered from the septic tank on the premises, on Thursday.
On Tuesday, construction workers Mohanraj (23) and Rajesh (37) entered the septic tank to remove the wooden planks that were supporting the structure from inside.
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It, however, noted that as a part of a separate compensation, the Delhi government has paid Rs 1 lakh each to the two families and the remaining Rs 9 lakh will be paid to them within 15 days.
Three men involved in cleaning a septic tank at a private resort in Sriperumbudur in Kancheepuram district died of asphyxiation early on Friday.
Two persons died and one initially went missing while they were cleaning a septic chamber at a private society, Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority officials said.
Deaths due to manual scavenging are a recurring phenomenon in India today. So much so that even the Supreme Court in 2019 noted that “In no country, people are sent to gas chambers to die.
Noting that this amounts to contempt of court, the judges sought a detailed report from the government and adjourned the case for three weeks.
Ashokan, one of the workers, said that they would be provided with gloves and shoes only when there was strict enforcement by the corporation.
Two went into the manhole to clear a blockage and didn’t return, another followed suit.
The Safai Karamchari Andolan has launched a campaign against sewer and septic tank deaths.
A private contract employee died of asphyxiation and another has been admitted to a hospital in Madhavaram. They were clearing an underground drainage on Tuesday evening.
Demanding strict ban on manual scavenging, activists have urged the Union and State governments to take proactive steps on the matter.
Protesters from Muse Foundation and Shramik Janata Sangh asked the TMC to deploy jet pumps and other such machines as alternatives.
The government does not identify deaths due to manual scavenging but calls them deaths due to hazardous cleaning of septic tanks and sewers.
In a video that went viral on social media, a man was found entering a septic tank on the Deputy Commissioner’s office premises in Gadag without any safety equipment.
As the govt survey on manual scavengers gets delayed, Ritwika Mitra visits some villages in UP to find that poverty, lack of options and systemic apathy make scores of people pick human excreta.