Workers from Telangana region harassed
Alleging that workers from Telangana region are harassed in government-owned Singareni Collieries by officers from non-Telangana regions, the Telangana JAC today assured that it would stand by them.
Hyderabad: Alleging that workers from
Telangana region are harassed in government-owned Singareni
Collieries by officers from non-Telangana regions, the
Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) today assured that it
would stand by them.
"Eighty percent of the officers in Singareni
Collieries are from non-Telangana regions. They are harassing
the workers from Telangana. They are outsourcing all work to a
few private contractors who are from non-Telangana," JAC
Chairman C Kodandaram told reporters.
Singareni Collieries, a coal mining company jointly
owned by the Centre and Andhra Pradesh government, is one of
the largest employers in Telangana. The mines operated by the
company are situated in the region.
"Telangana and Singareni have a mother and child
relationship. The private contractors from non-Telangana
regions are looting the mines of Telangana. We have two main
demands. One, the harassment of Telangana workers should stop
immediately. Second, the outsourcing work should be given to
the local unemployed youth," Kodandaram alleged.
He claimed that achieving statehood for Telangana
alone would put an end to the harassment of Singareni
employees and the loot by the contractors.
The Singareni workers also formed a Joint Action
Committee today to fight for solving their alleged problems
and also to work for achieving Telangana.
TRS leader E Rajender assured total support of his
party to the Singareni workers.
The JAC, headed by Kodandaram, comprises TRS and
various people`s organisations.