To express their anger over delay in release of payments under MGNREGA, local workers lodged a noisy protest here today inside the office of Block Development Officer.
A large number of workers assembled in BDO Office and demanded release of pending wages which was refused by the concerned staff citing shortage of funds.
Irked over the denial, the workers staged protest inside the office and raised slogans against Rural Development Department. They claimed that department has failed to provide soccer to the people under the rural employment scheme as they were being denied wages for the work done.
These workers also threatened to intensify agitation if the payments were not released in their favour at the earliest.