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RESCUED’ BONDED LABOUR DIES IN POVERTY Saturday, 08 February 2014 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
‘RESCUED’ BONDED LABOUR DIES IN POVERTY
Saturday, 08 February 2014 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
The Government’s schemes to provide livelihood support to migrant labourers remain a non-starter in this district. It is evident from the fact that one of the four of a family, who were provided with bonded labour certificates to get such support, died recently after struggling for a year to get the support.
The other three members are still struggling to get the support for their survival.
But the family members moved from pillar to post to get the support. In the meantime, Pitabasa developed peptic ulcer and needed more money for treatment. As others of his family members are daily wage earners, Pitabasa could not get proper treatment and ultimately died on December 29, 2013.
A team of officials of Migration Information Resource Center (MIRC) of Aide et Action visited the bereaved family recently and took the matter up with Sub-Collector and PD DRDA, Balangir on Thursday.