Job loss rising food prices cripple J K s poor Tarigami

  • | Friday | 28th May, 2021

CPI (M) leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Friday said that the payment of Rs 1000 per month as COVID-19 relief to registered construction workers shikarawalas ponywalas dandiwalas palkiwalas and tourist guides was inadequate as double whammy of unemployment and rising food prices had crippled the poor section of the society in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued here he said that a large number of construction workers who were not yet registered with the board and migrant labourers had been left out. “Ever since August 2019 the incomes of people associated with the informal sector consisting of low-wage workers had dwindled sharply due to a major job loss wave” Tarigami said. “The multiple lockdowns have made the survival of thousands of families who are dependent on the handicrafts sector difficult. “With food prices rising these people are now facing a dual crisis during the Covid-19 pandemic” he said.

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