PM Modi: PM Modi distributes dues worth Rs 224 crore of Hukumchand Mill workers in Indore | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addressed the ‘Mazdooron Ka Hit, Mazdooron ko Samarpit’ program and distributed dues worth Rs 224 crore pertaining to workers of Hukumchand Mill in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore city on Monday.
PM Modi participated in the event that was held at Kankeshwari ground via video conference and handed over a cheque of Rs 224 crore, an official release said.
The programme marked the settlement of long pending demands of the workers. As many as 4,800 workers will benefit due to the disbursal of dues, it said.
Workers of the Hukumchand Mill fought a long legal battle for the payment of their dues after the mill in Indore was closed in 1992, and went into liquidation.
On the initiative of the Madhya Pradesh government, the state Housing & Infrastructure Development Board and labour unions sealed an agreement and the settlement amount was deposited in the high court on December 20, as per the release.
During the function, PM Modi also performed bhumipoojan of various projects worth Rs 322 crore and dedicated it to the people who completed projects worth Rs 105 crore.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Mohan Yadav distributed benefits of various central schemes during the event.
Retrofitted scooters were also given to 175 differently-abled persons on the occasion.

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