MGNREGA protest: ‘Don’t care of hike in budget, want pending dues’

Tarsem Jodhan, a former MLA who was leading this protest said,”The workers are least bothered about the hike in budget for MGNREGA.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Updated: March 5, 2016 12:11 pm

Demanding that they be paid their pending dues, hundreds of workers of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme marched from Chattar Singh Park towards the DC office in Ludhiana.

This comes only a few days after the NDA government hiked the budget allocation in the programme.

Tarsem Jodhan, a former MLA who was leading this protest said,”The workers are least bothered about the hike in budget for MGNREGA.

In fact they want their pending salaries and in case they have not been given minimum 100 days job, they need to be given unemployment allowance for those days.”

“Here workers are feeling cheated as a number of them have been wages as per bank record, but actually not a Rupee was deposited,” said Jaswinder Singh, a worker.

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