In December, after nearly eight months of struggle, our villages have got NREGA work again!
After repeatedly petitioning the PRS, the Mukhiya and the officials at the block and the district levels, we finally decided to go on a strike at the Collector’s office. Hundreds of mazdoors from various villages congregated – some were old, others were sick – at the Collector’s office and refused to leave unless their demands were heard.
In five days of striking – we were granted NREGA work.
It is a pity that in 2015 – a full 68 years after independence, we must still go on strike to get what is rightfully ours.