Ranchi: North Indian Textile Mills Association and Tea Industry have given advertisements in newspapers to show how deep economic crisis their sectors and its people are facing.
Now, Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FJCCI), Ranchi has put up several hoardings in the state capital -- including one right in front of the residence of Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das -- to tell people how the industry sector is suffering in Jharkhand, a state known for its mineral resources and industries.
The hoarding mentions the specific problems that have led to the crisis. And it has warned that if the situation does not improve, they will desert the state.
It reads: “Vayapariyo Ki Marmik Pukar, Ab To Shudh Lo Sarkar (Painful call by the traders, now pay heed to us, dear government)”.
The FJCCI has also mentioned the specific issues the industries are facing including acute power shortage, failure of the single window system, harassment by the police (especially to the transporters), lack of basic facilities in industrial areas and red-tapism, among others.
10,000 industrial units in Jharkhand shut down
Federation’s president Deepak Maroo held a press conference and said, “We have tried to present our issues before the ministers and chief minister, but all went in vain. No one paid any heed. So, we have no option but to put up hoardings. We started by putting them up with the one in front of CM’s residence and then in several parts of Ranchi.”
“The hope of the growth of the industries has been dashed now. Two years back, the industries, which were doing good, have got ruined now. He further claimed, “Because of the insensitivity of the state government, more than 10,000 industrial units have been locked. And several are fighting for their survival,” he added.
Warning to move to Bengal
Federation has told its district units to install such hoardings in every district. Its members also said that if despite this the government does not pay heed to their grievances, they will be forced to start large-scale protests.
The hoarding also warns the Raghubar Das government that they will move to Bengal, if immediate action is not taken to address their grievances.