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Tiwarti meets families of sanitation workers who die cleaning septic tank

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

president Manoj Tiwari today the families of the four sanitation workers who died while cleaning a septic tank in Ghitorni last week.

Tiwari was also accompanied by the chairmen of Scheduled Caste(SC) Commission and National Commission for Safai Karmcharis (NCSK), a statement issued from media department head Mahesh Verma said.

"During the meeting with the families at Chhatarpur and Ghitorni, the Safai Karmchari commission chairman announced a compensation for the bereaved families. The compensation is likely to be Rs 10 lakh for each family, as per rules of the Centre," it said.

On July 15, the four sanitation workers died of while cleaning the septic tank in an under- construction building in south Delhi's Ghitorni.

Two men, including supervisor of the building Niranjan Singh and gardner Ridhipal, have been arrested by the police in the matter.

Tiwari said he will request Lt Governor Anil Baijal to instruct Jal Board to empanel septic tank cleaning workers, adding that it should also provide safety kits to them.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 23:48 IST