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Small scale businessmen enduring Financial Crisis : Govt fails to generate proper mandays behind pen-paper data
TIWN Jan 28, 2020
Small scale businessmen enduring Financial Crisis : Govt fails to generate proper mandays behind pen-paper data
PHOTO : A shopkeeper selling fruits in Agartala. TIWN Pic Jan 28, 2020

AGARTALA, Jan 28 (TIWN): Lack of Govt provided works, MGNREGA mandays hit poor people in Tripura. Congress alleged, not even 15 days of proper MGNREGA works are given per family in rural Tripura. Although awards were brought in the name of MGNREGA but when media talk to the daily workers, they maximum disagree with Govt for having enough mandays which is causing acute problems for them to arrange two times meals for the people. Along with MGNREGA works' massive downs under the ruling BJP Govt in Tripura, worklessness situations have hit the daily earners’ lives here. In the continuous economic survey almost all workers have alleged on camera that Govt is not giving them works and the previous Govt was much better. Lack of customers have rattled the business of the common men.

The regular rickshaw drivers who are paying Rs. 200 per day the rickshaw owners are unable to earn Rs. 300 per day, said survey in the capital city Agartala whereas in rural and semi-urban areas the situation is worse. Same conditions are being faced by vegetable, fruits, flower sellers in the city. 

As slowdown affected the common men and businessmen, so workers’ demands are too at low, witnesses a massive decrease of demand of daily workers by households and businessmen. BJP's "Cholo Paltai" practically brought changes in Tripura's economy but in a Negative-Run. TIWN Video Jan 24, 2020 by NILADRI CHOWDHURY

 TIWN has  been surveying the economic situations of the state focusing in the capital town but so far only frustrations and distresses were reported. Markets were surveyed where around hundreds of workers were seen didn’t get any work whereas even before 2 years, the situation was completely different for the state. On that time, workers demands were high, wages were high and also MGNREGA and other Govt works were given at a large number. Before 2 years, not only workers’ wages were higher than now and a competition was seen between the people to catch the workers but today workers are in wait hours after hours but demand of workers heavily downed. 

“There are multiple problems and various crisis situations which are being faced by us leading unhappiness in our families. Even we are unable to fee our babies properly and they keep on crying after we return empty hands. When worklessness is high, wages are low. Hardly out of 5 days one day we are managing to get a work", said a daily worker.

Another person alleged, few workers from Bangladesh come everyday and take works at low rate snatching the work-opportunities further.

Another man who also didn't get any work said, "Commodity prices are too high and no work on the top of that. Only Govt employees now can survive. At all scale, the working class's conditions are miserable now.

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