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CITU seeks revival of paper mills

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, Aug 10: The Assam state committee of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal through the Kamrup (M) DC, demanding revival of Panchgram Paper Mill in Cachar and gaon Paper Mill at Jagiroad under Hindustan Paper Corporation.

Besides the revival of two paper mills, the unions also demanded not to privatize public sector enterprises.

The CITU further demanded crapping of the auction of Kamakhya Railway station.

The trade union body took to street near Digahlipukhuri, demanding immediate steps by the government in this regard.

Speaking at the event, CITU general secretary Tapan Sarma said, “The government is initiating to privatise many public sector undertakings. But not much has been done by the government to augment job opportunities. The BJP during the election campaign had assured to provide jobs to 2 crore unemployed youths every year. Privatization, however, will lessen the employment opportunities.”

He said that the State government which had pledged for the holistic development of the State must decisively consider these issues and initiate robust steps.

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