'Resolve problems unitedly'

JD(S) district president M Rajanna, who participated in the programme, urged the workers to address their problems through unity.

“It is imperative for you to form associations and work together to secure a future for your families,” he said.

He also urged them to obtain details about the benefits extended by the government and utilise them effectively.

Deputy Director of the Sericulture department, M V Chandrappa, advised the workers to stay away from bad habits and focus of their health.

K Nethrapal from the Labour department urged the porters to become members of the government’s pension scheme for the unorganised sector by paying Rs 100 a month.

“This will also ensure that your family gets financial assistance in case of your accidental death,” he said.

Taluk health officer Dr P Leela disseminated information about the various schemes extended by the Health department.

Porters Hamali Association president Babajaan, Circle Inspector Ramesh, Sub Inspector Tabare Alampasha, Marketyard’s advisory committee members Kempareddy, R Ramakrishnappa, Akmal, Samiullah, Dastagir, Maksood, Prakash, Munindra and others were present.

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