There will be no scope for unrest in society if labourers are provided the benefits and facilities that they are entitled to, observed Hubli-Dharwad Police Commissioner K. Ramachandra Rao.
Inaugurating the International Workers' Day programme organised jointly by the Sai Welfare Association and State Women Professionals Sangha here on Tuesday, Mr. Rao said workers not receiving benefits and wages on time was a large problem.
He said that though significant progress had been achieved in recent times, India had a long way to go in terms of labour welfare. The number of the labourers dying while on duty was relatively high.
Moreover, the families of such labourers had to run from pillar to post to receive the benefits. Such incidents only showed our poor track record in terms of social development.
There was an urgent need to address labour issues, besides providing workers with better wages, good working conditions and basic amenities, he said.
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