The Dharwad Zilla Beedi Karmikara Kshemabhivruddhi Sangha has urged Minister for Labour Mallikarjun Kharge to take steps to construct another 500 houses for the beedi workers of Hubli-Dharwad at Bidnal near Hubli. President of the sangha B.A. Mudhol and other office-bearers submitted a memorandum in this regard to the Union Minister during his visit to Hubli on Tuesday. Mr. Kharge assured the sangha members that he would look into their demand and take the required steps.

— Staff Correspondent