Belagavi: On Thursday, a total of seven different organizations staged a protest in the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha (SVS) grounds. These organizations included the farmers of Karnataka, Rajya Raita Sangha and Hasiru Sene (KRRS), the Karnataka State Federation of Differently Abled, anganwadi workers and helpers, and guest lecturers of government first-grade colleges.
A total seven protests were held on two separate platforms near the SVS.
Five protests were arranged at platforms near Suvarna Garden, and two near Kondaskoppa. The KRSS activists protested, demanding that the three agricultural laws amended during the BJP government in the state, which they claimed are harmful to the interest of farmers, should be withdrawn. “The farmers should be given quick drought relief. Their pump sets should be supplied with electricity at least 9 hours per day. All types of farmer loans should be waived,” they demanded.
The Karnataka State Federation of Differently Abled People staged protests in support of a number of requests. They insisted that the multipurpose rehabilitation workers (MRW), village rehabilitation workers (VRW), and urban rehabilitation workers (URW) who have been employed for the last fifteen years be given permanent positions.
The Dharwad Development Forum protested in front of SVS, calling for the establishment of a distinct city corporation for Dharwad. They said that the issues of Dharwad city are not being addressed by the current Hubballi Dharwad Municipal Corporation. They said that depending on the population and geographic area, necessary grants are not accessible under different schemes. In light of administrative decentralization, they insisted that Dharwad be proclaimed as a distinct corporation.
According to the minimum wage guideline, the college development committee and the association of government first-grade college outsourced employees urged that the PF and ESI amounts be paid promptly. They insisted that the department hire staff members rather than using outside agencies. A demonstration was organized by the Uttara Kannada Citizens Horata Samiti, who demanded that the district of Uttara Kannada be given exclusive access to two medical institutions and multispecialty hospitals located in Sirsi and Kumta. MLA Shivaram Hebbar paid the demonstrators a visit and offered his support.
The guest lecturers demanded that the service of guest lecturers should be maintained in government first-class colleges. Permanent tenure should be considered compulsory for MPhil graduates, they urged. The Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Federation protested, demanding that they should be given an honorarium of Rs 15,000 and 10,000 for helpers.
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