'Achche Din' Finally Coming for Assam Paper Mill Workers?

'Achche Din' Finally Coming for Assam Paper Mill Workers?

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Guwahati, June 19, 2019:

The paper mill workers of Assam have finally seen a ray of hope (a hope of the long-promised 'achche din', perhaps?)! The long-suffering employees of the Mill will be stoked to learn that the newly elected Assam MPs from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have taken their concerns to the Central Government.

The team from Assam met Arvind Ganpat Sawant, the Union minister of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises to intimate them about the problems faced by the Assam Paper Mill workers. This meet is a very crucial as the Assam Government attempts to re-open the now-defunct Assam paper mills.

One of the topmost BJP leaders in the state, Pijush Hazarika announced this development through his official Twitter handle. Taking to Twitter, the Minister wrote: "Met Sri Arvind Ganpat Sawant, hon’ble Union minister of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises this morning with all respected MPs of our party including Rameswar Teli da,hon’ble union minister for the revival of Nagaon & Panchgram paper mill immediately."

An employer of more than 1,200 people and an indirect generator of livelihood for more than 2 lakh people, the two paper mills in Assam, namely Cachar Paper Mill in Panchagram of Barak Valley and Nagaon Paper Mill in Jagiroad near Guwahati have remained shut since October 20, 2015, and March 13, 2017, respectively.

Destroying the already existing employment opportunities, numerous individuals and families have been shifted to appalling stages of destitution. Many people, unable to deal with the suffering, have taken their own lives to 'escape' the clutches of poverty.

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