Workers submit memorandum to DC

FARIDKOT: Over 200 workers and junior officials of the Faridkot Cooperative Sugar Mills on Wednesday held a protest against the proposed decision of the State Government to wind up the unit and sell it to the private players soon.

They also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner in this regard.

The protesters alleged that through this decision the Government was on the path to take away jobs from the workers.

Speaking on the occasion Gurmeet Singh and Satwant Singh senior office-bearers of the Joint Action Committee of the protesters said the Government had already appointed Buta Singh Galib Joint Registrar Milk Supply Chandigarh as the liquidator of the sugar mill to meet its plan at the earliest despite the fact that the unit was earning much more than the other 13 units set by the Government in cooperate sector in Punjab.

He said the local unit had recently made the highest recovery of about Rs.10 crore through the sale of sugar and the unit, which has got a captive power plant, was generating and supplying electricity to the State Electricity Board since many years. - PTI