Rs 700 Crores Approved By Assam Cabinet For Employees Of Paper Mills
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma also announced that the assets of the two paper mills will be acquired by the state government.
Guwahati: A total amount of Rs. 700 crores have been approved by the Assam Cabinet to solve the woes of the employees of the two paper mills in Assam.
In a meeting that took place in Dhemaji, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had made this announcement.
He said, "A total of Rs 700 crore has been approved. Of the total Rs 700 crore, Rs 570 crore has been approved for HPCL employees as part of a relief package."
He further added that the assets of the two paper mills will be acquired by the Assam government.
According to an earlier statement made by the Assam Chief Minister, the salaries of the employees of the Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPCL) which have remained pending for a long time will be resolved by the state government.
On Wednesday, the Chief Minister was engaged in a discussion with the employees and workers of the paper mills in his office.
In October 2015, the Cachar Paper Mill had stopped functioning. Similarly, the Nagaon paper mill had stopped functioning in March 2017.
The employees of the two paper mills have been surviving without receiving their salaries for the last 55 months.
All promises for the revival of the paper mills by the BJP-government during its election campaigns in the last two terms have been in vain.
It is also to be mentioned that 93 employees of the paper mills have died so far in the last 58 months.