Telangana Agricultural Labor Union’s District Vice President, P Srinu Naik, has raised important concerns about the issues affecting laborers in the region. One of the main concerns is the delay in releasing employment funds for workers under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. These funds should have been released weekly since June.
Srinu Naik also highlighted the challenges faced by laborers who are struggling with pending bills, even during the festival season. To help these workers, he requested the government to provide medical kits at their workplaces and a substantial insurance facility of Rs five lakh in case of a laborer’s death while on duty.
In addition, Srinu Naik called for an extension of the minimum working days to 200 and an increase in daily wages. He questioned why the pending wages of guaranteed workers in the rural employment sector were not being settled when the central government had decided to provide a four per cent Dearness Allowance to its employees.