Powerloom workers urged not to end their lives

Powerloom workers urged not to end their lives
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He was the chief guest at the counselling session on ‘Prevention of suicide, cashless transactions and Jana Sri Bima Yojana’, organised under Mind Care and Counselling centre to powerloom workers and representatives of MACS societies at Shantinagar in Sircilla on Wednesday. Psychologist K Punnam Chander gave the counselling classes to the workers. 

Sircilla: The powerloom workers should not lose self confidence and must not take extreme step of committing suicide, Assistant Director of Textile and Jute Department V Ashok Rao urged the handloom workers.

He was the chief guest at the counselling session on ‘Prevention of suicide, cashless transactions and Jana Sri Bima Yojana’, organised under Mind Care and Counselling centre to powerloom workers and representatives of MACS societies at Shantinagar in Sircilla on Wednesday. Psychologist K Punnam Chander gave the counselling classes to the workers.

Addressing the participants, Ashok Rao assured that the government is taking all measures to pay maximum wages for the work done by powerloom workers. He said the government has decided to give orders for the cloth for all its needs to the weavers of Sircilla Rajanna district and asked them to weave fine quality cloth.

The workers working under MACS society were told to enrol their names in Jana Sri Bima Yojana scheme. Community Facilitators Arshanapalli Srikanth, Adepu Naresh, Bolli Satyanarayana, MACS society president Vemula Mallesham, J Ravi, D Ashok, Mind Care Counselling Centre staff V Annapurna, K Uma, R Latha and B Srimathi were present along with powerloom workers.

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