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Freed Haliya struggle to make ends meet

Freed Haliya struggle to make ends meet


KANCHANPUR: The freed haliyas (bonded agricultural labourers) within the far-west are discovering it troublesome to make their ends meet because of the nationwide lockdown imposed by the federal government to stem the unfold of Coronavirus within the nation.

Haliyas, who rely upon every day wages for livelihood, have been instantly affected by the lockdown. The meals inventory purchased with the every day wage earnings has depleted and we at the moment are surviving by borrowing from our neighbours, stated Hari Damai, a former Haliya.

However, now that the neighbours too are working out of inventory, we at the moment are left to starve. The reduction assist being offered by the native degree authorities and numerous donors are but to achieve the freed Haliya households. “We have been requested to remain indoors to keep away from the virus,” stated Mandhwaj.

Central President of National Freed Haliya Federation Ishwar Sunar stated that the group is trying ahead to obtain extra of government-sponsored reduction necessities.

Sunar has additionally appealed to nationwide, worldwide non-government organizations to return to their rescue.

According to the federation, there are greater than 16,000 former Haliya households residing within the far-west area of the nation.

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