Silk farmers demand MGNREGA labour

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Apr 2018 09:56:09



Staff Reporter

Demanding 4 pointers, silk farmers demonstrated at Habibganj Railway Station on Wednesday. On the assurance of concerned authorities, various silk farmers arrived, covering vast distances, but later postponed the demonstration. National Mazdoor Mahasangh is demanding MGNREGA labour, Cocoon Mandi to procure their silk production, reliving of loan and adequate pay for their produced silk. Concerned authorities have assured farmers to give their MGNREGA labour as early as possible. They will also look after their other demands and will take required action. G D Tripathi, State President of National Mazdoor Mahasangh talking to ‘The Hitavada’ stated that the labourers are not getting their labour under MGNREGA due to which poor labourers are facing heavy loss. Labourers are compelled to borrow loans to continue the farming and feed their families. He said that silk labourers have protested various times and authorities have assured them equally, but they hardly bother to take any action in their favour. He added that the silk labourers are facing various problems due to inadequacy of money due to which farmers are compelled to kill themselves yet dignitaries are neglecting the producers. He mentioned that farmers can’t even stage harsh protest otherwise firing incidents like Mandsour could happen. Poor silk farmers are already facing huge problems. National Mazdoor Mahasangh requests concerned authorities to look to the poor condition of farmers and accept their demands.