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Ranibari tea garden workers block road for 5 hours demanding electricity, water and road


BY TC News Desk

Agartala: July 22. The local tea plantation workers protested by blocking Ranibari-Kadamtala road in North Tripura from Friday morning with various demands. After a long five-hour blockade, the people lifted the blockade with the assurance of the Zilla Parishad member.

According to the complaint, the workers of Ranibari tea garden area under Kadamtala block have been living without electricity for about one and a half months. Even after repeatedly informing the local panchayat representatives along with the electricity department, there was no solution.

On the other hand, the condition of roads in Sonaichari Ward No. 1 area of Ranibari Gram Panchayat is also in a dilapidated condition at present. Moreover, there is an acute shortage of safe drinking water in the entire area. Not only this, garden workers are also dissatisfied with daily wages.

Even today, they have to support their families by working for only Rs 186 per day as their wages. In this situation, they face difficulties to earn their bread and butter. Despite of great loss, the local tea garden workers blocked the road from 8 AM on Friday morning. The blockade lasted until 12 noon. The police of Kadamtala police station also arrived at the spot to control the situation.

After receiving the news, North Tripura Zilla Parishad member and Kurti-Kadamtala Mandal Mahila Morcha president Anjana Chakraborty appeared at the spot and held a long discussion with the tea garden workers and promised to solve their problems. The road blockade was cleared after five hours. Now let’s see how fruitful the promise given by the female leader is.

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