Hindustan Paper stops production, terminates casual workers

Hindustan Paper stops production, terminates casual workers
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Apr 28 2009. 02 49 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Apr 28 2009. 02 49 PM IST
Hailakandi (Assam): Production in Hindustan Paper Corp. plant has come to a standstill following lack of raw material supply from violence-hit North Cachar Hills district, causing jobs loss for 1,200 casual employees.
The paper mill, situated at Panchgram in Assam’s Hailakandi district, gets its raw material—bamboo—from NC Hills and upper Assam, but North-East Frontier Railways has suspended train services in the Lumding-Badarpur section following attack on railway property and personnel by Dima Halam Daoga (Jewel) militants.
There is no supply of raw material and as a result, the services of 1,200 casual employees of the mill have been terminated, HPC Employees Union spokesperson Partha Chatterjee said on Tuesday.
Eight employees union of the paper mill have decided to launch an agitation on 30 April demanding resumption of production in the paper mill at the earliest, sources added.
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First Published: Tue, Apr 28 2009. 02 49 PM IST