Rajeev Gowda, Congress MP in Rajya Sabha, moved a special mention in the House on Thursday, asking the government to ensure accurate collection of data on the deaths of construction workers.
"My special mention that I lay on the table is about the urgent need to collect the correct data about the working conditions, accidents and work place deaths on the construction sites.", he said.
Varun Gandhi, lawmaker from the BJP tweeted praise for the NDTV report, saying that he will raise the issue with the Labour Minister in the next session of Parliament.
India's construction industry employs 7.5 million workers, making it the second largest employer after agriculture. But the industry, worth an estimated $140 billion, is marred by a pervasive lack of safety and government oversight.
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