Demands of ‘Khet Mazdoor Jathebandian da Sanjha Morcha’ to be addressed sympathetically: Brahm Mohindra

Chandigarh, Aug 25 : All nine demands of ‘Khet Mazdoor Jathebandian da Sanjha Morcha’ to be addressed sympathetically for the welfare of the landless agricultural labour and deprived sections of the society.
While presiding over the three-hour-long meeting held here with the Khet Mazdoor Jathebandian da Sanjha Morcha, Punjab Local Government Minister Brahm Mohindra reiterated the concern of the Chief Minister about the welfare of the labour class and assured the representatives that all their demands would be addressed on priority basis after discussion with him (Chief Minister).
Speaking on the issue of three anti-farmer Agricultural laws, Mr Mohindra clarified that resolution regarding rejection of agricultural Laws unanimously passed by the Vidhan Sabha is held up with the concerned authorities for onward transmission to the Centre and the Punjab Government vehemently opposed the same and firmly stand by the farmer community.
Detailed discussion were held regarding hassle free distribution of ration card, apprehensions of the Morcha to the Labour Codes, waiver of loans advanced by micro-finance companies and coercive measures adopted by them, restoration of electricity connections as well as correction in the exorbitant electricity bills, effective implementation of MGNREGA scheme, revision of old age pension and allotment of residential plots out of Panchayati land to the landless SC/ST and other poor sections of the society.
On the direction of the Local Government Minister, a meeting of the Sanjha Morcha was also fixed for September 7, 2021 at Mohali for sorting out the allotment of 5 marla residential plots and other related issues of the landless labourers.
Mr Mohindra further directed all the concerned Department Heads to address the issues raised in the meeting in a time bound manner. The representatives of the Sanjha Morcha expressed their satisfaction over the appreciation of their concerns by the Government in the right spirit.


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