Sports units coming under road widening seek compensation
Srinagar, Aug 4: The Sports Goods Manufacturers’ Association Sangam today said the manufacturing units coming under road widening programme were not being adequately compensated.
A delegation of the manufacturers who are the members of the association told Greater Kashmir that the bat manufacturing units at Halamulla, Sangam coming under the 4-lane road widening program were not being compensated adequately.
The members said: “We are not against the road widening. Our only demand is that the functional unit holders should be compensated as per present market rate to rehabilitate them.”
The delegation said they had been hugely indebted to different banks and financial corporations. “Once our units are raised down we won’t be able to earn anything and repay our loans.”
The manufactures demanded that the government should give us just compensation so that “we are in a position to restart our manufacturing activity and earn for us and our families.”
The delegation said the unit holders are manufacturing cricket bats since 1950. They said there are about 100 units where about several thousand skilled and unskilled people are directly and indirectly earning their livelihood.
Meanwhile, the association has appealed to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to intervene into the issue.
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