Assam- Protest against Patanjali Mega Herbal Food Park
The Patanjali Mega Herbal Food Park in Sonitpur district of Assam is replacing local employees by outsiders, This was alleged by the workers engaged in the construction work of the park.
Workers also took out a protest march on this issue on Tuesday and protested in front of the main gate of the park.
The workers alleged that they were released from their respective jobs from today and were replaced by people from outside the state.
The demonstrators claimed that over 85 employees have been released without citing any reason and 60 workers from outside Assam have taken their place.
The agitators later submitted a memorandum to Sonitpur district administration demanding justice.
However according to distrcit administration , those 85 persons were engaged by a security agency and as their service was not satisfactory, Patanjali engaged its own security personnel hailed from Assam and not from outside the state.
The authorities of the Patanjali Mega Herbal Food Park at Ghoramari could not be contacted despite several attempts.
It must be mention here that Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had laid the foundation stone of the Rs 1300 crore food park in presence of Patanjali Ayurved founder Ramdev on November 6 last year.
The food park is situated near the Assam Industrial Development Corporation complex, about 15 km from Tezpur town.