Unions hinge on new Assam Govt to revive paper mills
The Cachar Paper Mill at Panchgram in Hailakandi district and Nagaon Paper Mill at Jagiroad in Morigaon are units of Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPCL) and have been non-functional since October 2015 and March 2017 respectively.
The Joint Action Committee of Recognised Unions (JACRU) of Nagaon and Cachar paper mills in Assam urged the newly sworn-in Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to take immediate measures to revive the two paper mills which have been non-functional for several years now.
In a statement on Monday, the committee expressed confidence in the “dynamic leadership of Himanta Biswa Sarma in regard to the revival of the two mills of Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPCL) and desired fulfilment of renewed commitments made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and declaration made through “Sankalpa Patra” issued before the Assembly elections 2021.”
The Cachar Paper Mill at Panchgram in Hailakandi district and Nagaon Paper Mill at Jagiroad in Morigaon are units of HPCL and have been non-functional since October 2015 and March 2017 respectively.
“We demand immediate action on revivals of the paper mills to restore sources of employment for lakh of youths and release all pending legitimate dues to the workers to save lives as already 85 people have died (four of them by suicide) during the previous tenure of NDA government in Assam,” the statement issued by JACRU president Manobendra Chakraborty and Ananda Bordoloi, JACRU general secretary, said.
“JACRU believes that no more deaths will be imposed on workers and the inhuman torture will come to end,” it added.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)
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