KOLLAM:Alleging laxity on the part of government in resolving the plight of the quarry sector, quarry owners organisations have called for statewide protest programmes from Wednesday.
The All Kerala Quarry and Crusher Coordination Committee office-bearers told a press meet here on Monday that though the government is well aware of the issues faced by this sector they were not trying to solve them.
“The quarry sector of the state is at a standstill from February 16.
As the government has decided not to renew the permit lease from December 16, 2014, about 90 per cent of the quarry works had to be stopped. Those who had invested heavily in this sector are now in dire straits. The daily wage workers and their families are finding it difficult to make both ends meet. An immediate solution is needed to settle their problems,” said Prasad, convener, All Kerala Quarry and Crusher Co-ordination Committee.
He said that to protest against the indifferent attitude of the government on the issue, the committee will conduct road blockade protests at various parts of the state.
The protest in the district will be conducted at Mylakkad National Highway from 11 am.