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Tripura’s sufferings continue, National economic slowdown hits Indian states : Unpaid MGNREGA wages erupted protests Statewide protests during Durga Puja Festive season
TIWN Oct 9, 2019
Tripura’s sufferings continue, National economic slowdown hits Indian states : Unpaid  MGNREGA wages erupted protests Statewide protests during Durga Puja Festive season
PHOTO : Statewide protests during festival season in Tripura demanding pending wages. TIWN Photos.

AGARTALA, Oct 9 (TIWN): Fueled by national economic crisis situation, state Tripura is too being undergoing severe economic crisis, Unpaid MGNREGA workers erupted in protests against the Trioura Govt after the Govt failed to pay off a large scale of MGNREGA workers. With the pending wages to poor, this Dasami unlike every year could not be marked by “Bhuribhoj” and “celebrations” for poor and lower middle class families, said various reports in the state. Even uncountable families could not buy dresses for their children in the Durga Puja, which is first ever experience at a large scale in the tiny state. Being a part of poverty gripped state, Tripura is always dependent upon the central funding but as central funding slashed due to national economic crisis, it has affected markets added by tax impositions and loss in the markets. On the other side, opposition leader, former CM Manik Sarkar said that MGNREGA wages could not be paid.

Statewide MGNREGA’s pending wages have been causing massive distresses, fueled clashes in the Panchayat office premises in few places. In the Tulashikar block on Sashthi day women locked a block office demanding pending wages and at Srinathpur Panchayat clashes have injured people during a protest over MGNREGA’s pending wages.

As pending wages were not clear on the day of Saptami to the poor people, the agitated, deprived public blocked road at Khowai on Saptami. The blockade held at Khowai, in Padmabhil block’s Chankhola.One of the agitators broke down in tears saying, he could not gift dresses to his children on the day of Saptami.

When pending MGNREGA wages have created massive anxieties throughout Tripura just during Durga puja, notices reportedly received by many for social pensions’ slashes brining tears in eyes of poor. Counterattacking the report, Govt however said, this is just the verification process and only fake beneficiaries will be deleted from the list.

A section of unpaid workers although received the wages but a major section yet left deprive whereas inequal wages payments were alleged too. This situation affected also the rural and urban economy, distressing the garment business.

Critical economic situations across markets in Tripura rural and urban bodies, aided by massive business losses at No-Customer, So-Sale like situations generating worries as if an Economic disaster is approaching towards.

To have accounts of the markets, recently TIWN surveyed various markets in capital city Agartala ahead of Durga puja but major areas of the Agartala city remained max-empty, less gathered. Vegetable markets which are on heated pans of high price tags, alleged by businessmen “Profit-Drought” situation.
Amid all these, Dasami celebrations are going on and people are affording their best to make their children and family happy amid tight economic situations.

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