Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: Members of the Karnataka State Tailors' Association submitted a memorandum to Minister for Fisheries and Endowment B. Nagaraj Shetty demanding social security benefits, at convention of tailors of the Ullal region on Wednesday.

The association has been demanding that the State set up a tailors' welfare fund, on the lines of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, for the last seven years. But our voice has not been heard, K.S. Anand, joint secretary of the association, said. The Deputy Chief Minister had assured us that the demands of tailors would find a place in the State Budget, he said.

Mr. Shetty said that plans were on to set up a welfare fund, similar to that of Kerala, he said.