Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Thousands of workers have been starving in Hoogly

West Bengal government is planning to acquire more land in the Hoogly district for the sake of industrial “development”. The process has been started with Singur. According to government and CPM claims this is to provide more job opportunities for us. Interestingly, they hide the current industrial scenario of this district. There are 132 big industries in Hoogly out of which 46 have already been closed. It has directly unemployed almost 15 thousand workers; 30 thousand have lost their job indirectly.

Does government know how they and their family survive?

(Based on a report from the Bartaman, May 1, 2007)

1 comment:

socialistforum.net said...

How can workers live without Starving in West Bengal that is ruled by ultra-capitalist Buddha Deb Bhattacharya?