Daily wagers worst hit: Lok Sangharsh Panel

Daily wagers worst hit: Lok Sangharsh Panel

Karam Prakash

Tribune News Service

Patiala, March 27

Amid corona curfew, the Lok Sangharsh Committee, has presented a report to the Patiala Deputy Commissioner highlighted problems faced by people during the lockdown.

15 visitors of Hola Mohalla roam free

  • Raising concerns over the community transmission, the committee informed that around 15 people of Paind village of the district, who had returned from Hola Mohalla in Anandpur Sahib, were roaming free and not quarantined yet.
  • One of the attendees of Hola Mohalla in Anandpur Sahib was found to be positive and died after he infected 23 others.

The committee, in its report, highlighted that people in the villages were worst hit during the lockdown. The committee said the situation for daily-wagers and marginalised was grim, because they neither had food nor money.

The committee, which has already submitted its report to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, and the Deputy Commissioner, said 15 -20 families each in Bolar Kalan, Harigarh, Dhanauri, Sarajpur, Kakrala villages in Nabha; Ramgarh, Chuhadhpur, and Marsiyan village in Patiala block; Malkana Pati, Toderpur, Mardanheri, Jodamajra in Samana and Brahammajra in Patran block were without food.

The committee claimed that the daily-wage workers, owing to the curfew, had been without work, therefore, they didn’t have money to buy food items for more than two days.

The committee suggested that the administration should form a village-level committee to address the issues faced by people from rural areas.

Davinder Punia, member, Lok Sangharsh Committee, said: “The daily-wage workers are worst hit by this lockdown. Most of them are away from their homes, therefore, there is a humanitarian crisis. The administration should immediately take measures to save lives of daily wage workers.”

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