Ban on stone quarries snatched livelihood of many families: Pardesi

National Conference youth provincial, vice-president, Kashmir Ahsan Pardesi, Sunday demanded earliest solution to the problems faced by owners and workers associated with stone quarries.

In a statement, Pardesi said that the government is unmoved by the plight of people whose sole source of livelihood stone quarry.

“Hundreds of families from Athwajan to Khanmouh are directly or indirectly dependent on these stone quarries for their livelihood. But the ban on their activities has snatched source of livelihood from all these families,” he said.

Pardesi said right from the day of ban was imposed, he has been raising concerns over plight of affected families, especially about thousands of youth who have been rendered jobless.

He said NC was the only political party which raised this issue inside and outside the erstwhile state assembly.

He has urged upon administration to resolve the matter at an earliest as the matter pertains to hundreds of affected families.