CPI (M) staged protest demanding maximum labour wages

2:56 PM, Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Mangalore : The central government must implement Mahatma Gandhi Rastriya Udyog Kathari Yojana to give maximum wages for the labourers, said KR Shriyan, CPI (M) leader.

He was speaking at the protest held by Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha in front of Taluk Office on July 13, Tuesday. The Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha members of Kotekar circle, Gurpur circle and Moodbidri zone predicated in the protest. Speaking at the protest he said that, though the central government introduced the scheme in the year 2005, it has not been adopted completely. The labourers must get the maximum wage of Rs 125, but they are getting Rs 100. The job card holders are getting only 100 days to work, but they must get 150 days. But the state like Maharastra has no limitation for working days; hence the central government must implement it completely.

He also said that, corruption is taking place in the labour department and authorities have no interest to demand the central government. At last, Mangalore Taluk CEO Vishwanath Poojary has Succeeded in pacifying the protestors of CPI(M) leaders and Karnataka Raitha Sangha members by telling them he would discuss the issue of rural employment plan with the secretaies of various GPS in the taluk, to  Provide proper work and wages during the monsoon period.

Yadav Shetty, Vasudev Uchil, Vishwanath, Anand, Narayan and Ganesh were present.

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