Staff Correspondent

Kinnaur: Construction workers of 243 MW Kashang Hydel Power Project here have condemned the allotment and subletting of project building work by the Himachal Power Corporation to some private companies after the work allocation. The workers, who have formed the Kashang Project Workers Union under the banner of CITU, have complained that the private contractors are not providing even the basic civic amenities to the workmen like clean drinking water and toilet facilities.

The workers have not been provided any job cards and no minimum wages or the over-time earned by workers have been disbursed even after four months, said Bihari Seoge, senior CITU leader. The management of first contractors, Hindustan Construction Company, is threatening the workmen against joining any union and is filing false complaints against them in police, he added.