Agartala, Nov 28, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk
The indefinite strike in Jampui Hills called by areca nut growers paralyzed the normal life on the first day of the strike on Monday (Nov 28). Vehicles were off the road, government offices and other establishments remained shut.
The indefinite strike was called protesting against the restrictions imposed by the Assam government on the transportation of areca nut consignment from Tripura at the inter-State border.
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Amidst ongoing strike, the All Tripura Areca nut Growers Union (ATAGU) wrote a letter to Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha on today (November 28) seeking his intervention in solving the ongoing impasse at the inter-State border and bring an end to the plight of areca nut farmers.
In the letter to the Chief Minister, president of ATAGU, Lalrawntlinga Sailo and secretary of the Union, Reuben Ranglong wrote, “The livelihood of areca nut growers of about 7000 households in Tripura has been shattered as the market of the crop has been put off since the start of the restriction imposed by Assam Government on the transit of areca nut notwithstanding the ‘Place of Origin Certificate’ validating authenticity of the crop source. Manifestation of farmers’ apprehension and frustration in the form of National Road blockade is calling for authorities’ intervention”.
In view of the indefinite strike and emerging situation, the administration took a prompt step. It has been decided that a delegation of the North district administration would visit Jampui Hill tomorrow (November 29) and hold talks with the agitating farmers.
“We are hopeful that an effective solution will come up. In that case, we will withdraw the strike. Otherwise, the strike would go on,” agitating Union leaders said.
All eyes are now focused on the outcome of tomorrow’s talks between the District Administration and the leaders of the areca nut growers.
According to the Union leaders, the strike was total in Jampui hill and peaceful today.