A laborer named Punjab Singh says that “around 7 lakh rupees sit for the entire work. After half the work, when the workers asked the forest department to give so much money, when the work is complete then give it. On this, the employees of the forest department started threatening that they will not get the money, do what you have to do. ”
- 11 March 2021
- Updated 10:30 PM IST
- The work was not completed, the pits were not dug by the prescribed criteria: DFO
- Workers dug 20 thousand pits in one month after harvesting
- Workers had come to Guna by traveling 421 km from Katni.
Outside the collectorate premises in Guna, 38 workers staged a sit-in on Wednesday to get paid for their work. These laborers of Gound tribal community show hands blisters and say that for a month they worked hard but the forest department is sitting on their wages with a horoscope.
These laborers had traveled 421 km from Katni and had come to the fold with the expectation that working here would reduce their financial problems. But he did not know that after working for a month, he would be denied wages.
15 rupees for each pit, in fact, there was some knowledge of these laborers in the fold. He had told them that the forest department needed laborers to dig pits here in Maksudangarh area. After this, in early February, these laborers multiplied from the harvest. Women were also included in these. They were told that a total of 46 thousand pits are to be dug. Every pit was fixed at a wage of 15 rupees.