Give Rs 30,000 to each family, demand labourers

Give Rs 30,000 to each family, demand labourers

Scores of landless labourers under the banner of the Dehati Mazdoor Sabha staged a protest before the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Bathinda demanding compensation. - File photo

Bathinda, October 1

Scores of landless labourers under the banner of the Dehati Mazdoor Sabha staged a protest before the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Bathinda demanding compensation.

The union representatives said incessant rain during post-monsoon period and pink bollworm attack had damaged cotton crop in the Malwa region thereby leaving them without any work or source of income. They demanded that the administration must provide adequate compensation to every affected family. District unit president Mithu Singh said: “On an average, every family used to earn Rs 30,000 during the cotton season but following crop damage, labourers have been rendered jobless.” The state government must provide Rs 30,000 compensation to every affected labourer family, he added. — TNS

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