Officials said 100 tonnes of waste were sent to the hazardous waste disposal facility near Gummidipoondi till Monday, and the remaining waste will be sent on Tuesday.
The sanitation workers began work at commercial areas like Big Bazaar Street, NSB Road and Singarathope early on Monday to clear plastic waste strewn around.
The deceased worker's younger brother Deepak Vegad raised questions about his death and asked why the supervisor allowed him to enter the tank when a jetting machine was being used at the site.
The workers said while the district administration had fixed the wage at Rs 511 without gender disparity, however, their contractor was giving Rs 400 for men and Rs 350 for women.
No job is difficult for these women sanitation workers of Kochi corporation, but there is no job security
These women were entrusted with the job of spraying insecticide in the drains and garbage heaps beside stagnant water after the men who had been doing the work for the civic body retired.
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Justice B Chandra Kumar, retired judge of High Court, highlighted the concerning trend of privatisation in garbage collection.
"Oru manidhan manidhanoda malatha kai aala eduthu vela seiya koodathu (No man should be asked to clear another human being's excreta for a living)" Manikandan says.
Indian Republic Workers Union State Deputy Secretary N Jaganathan said that nearly 60 caste Hindus are employed as cleanliness workers across 22 town panchayats in Theni district.
Each local body in state is short of nearly 30-40% Haritha Karma Sena workers consisting primarily of women, say unofficial figures
Sources said Karupasamy and his wife Muniammal belong to the Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyar), and are among 27 sanitary contract workers deployed by the Green Trust for Pudur Town panchayat.
Muthukumar was found to have accidentally slipped into the tank filled with chlorinated water to an extent of nine feet.
An official from the hospital said as per the fresh tender issued in accordance with the direction of the Health department, the new contractor will take over after September 15.
However, on Sunday we were told by our supervisor to get into the drainage and clean the sewage which was quite deep.”
Narasingha’s body was handed over to his family after postmortem on Thursday following which it was placed in front of the civic body’s office in the afternoon.
WATCO denies to have engaged the labourer for cleaning work
The ULBs are being encouraged both financially and physically to migrate to mechanised cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.
A sanitation worker employed by the Kochi Corporation was subjected to a physical assault when he confronted two individuals dumping waste into a canal near Marottichuvadu.
The sanitation worker was cleaning the UGD with a gulper machine (drain cleaning equipment) and accidentally fell into the manhole while inserting the pipe there.
As per our current plan, we will soon take steps to hand over sanitation works at Chathiram bus stand, Central Bus Stand and Gandhi Market to private players.
Terming it a “big achievement”, Oberoi claimed this is the “first time” that the salaries of sanitation workers in Delhi have been credited on the first day of the month.