KARNATAKA

Better wages for khadi workers urged

Staff Correspondent

Patil Puttappa felicitated for being conferred the Nrupatunga Award



‘It is the only sector where Gandhiji’s ideals are being followed’

‘I have taken up the issue with the Chief Minister Yeddyurappa’



HUBLI: Journalist Patil Puttappa has said that to strengthen the khadi sector, the khadi workers should be given better wages. He was addressing a gathering here on Tuesday after being felicitated by the Karnataka Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta Sangha and its member associations for being conferred the Nrupatunga Award.

Dr. Puttappa said that the khadi sector was the only sector where the ideology of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was being implemented. However, the wages were low and this was preventing khadi workers from leading a normal life.

He said that he had taken up the issue with the Chief Minister and B.S. Yeddyurappa had responded positively. He said he would soon meet the Chief Minister again and also the Prime Minister to discuss the issue.

Anarchy

Dr. Puttappa said that the reason for anarchy in the country was that the people had forgotten the ideology and principles of Mahatma Gandhi.

“The khadi sector which creates more jobs with less investment should be strengthened. If employment is generated in villages, migration to towns and cities will stop and consequently, villages will prosper,” he said.

Felicitations

Office-bearers of various khadi sanghas G.N. Malagi, Annarao Patil, Rukmavva Naganur and Lakshmavva Chourad felicitated Dr. Puttappa and his wife, Indumati Patil, on behalf of the khadi sanghas.

Dr. Puttappa felicitated secretary of the sangha S.V. Somanatti and secretary of Vijaynagar Ambar Charakha Craft Society K.V. Pattar for being nominated as members of the Coir Board. President of the sangha B.B. Patil made the introductory remarks. Annarao Patil presided over the function.

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