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Dev works now rely on local labourers
9/18/2019 10:30:18 PM

Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Sept 18: As developmental works have been affected in Kashmir due to leaving of non-local labourers, the authorities have directed government officers to explore the possibilities of engaging local labourers for resumption of works.
The non-local labourers who have been working on several developmental projects or running their own shops have left the valley.
These days rarely any non-local labourer could be found across the Valley.
"The works have been stopped on developmental projects. Construction works will be restarted only when skilled labourers are available here," the official said.
For resumption of developmental works, the government has issued directives to officers that works should be started by exploring the possibilities of engaging local labourers.
"Besides the contractors from outside the state be contacted and asked to resume the work for which assurance shall be given to them that they will be provided full support boarding and lodging at the site of work with necessary measures for safe stay in case they feel threatened," the directives read.
The departmental heads have told the government due to exodus of skilled labour and non-availability of mobile phone facilities, the departments were unable to communicate to the sub offices, divisions for any feedback progress.
The government had set the target to complete almost 1800 languishing projects by end of this year.
An official of Roads and Buildings Department said semi skilled and skilled work forces in Kashmir are non-locals mostly from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and few other states.
"It seems difficult to restart developmental works without the skilled non-local labourers. Construction works will be restarted only when skilled labourers are available here," the official said.
"We want outside skilled labourers to return back but they seem reluctant to come here. The work on major construction projects is not possible unless these people return to the Valley," he said.
He said most of the works of PMGSY, Economic Reconstruction Agency, Roads and Buildings Department, cement factories, brick kilns, are largely dependent on non-local skilled labourers. "We can't do anything as outside labourers are reluctant to work on developmental projects under the present circumstances," he added.
The Kashmir has a limited working season from April to October and the region's developmental activities are worst affected when there is some disturbance in the Valley. The non-completion of developmental works would result in affecting the economy here.
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