Eastern Jatha has travelled through Ramgarh, Hazaribag and Koderma In Jharkhand today.
In Ramgarh, a town in colliery belt, coal workers and daily wage workers attended a public meeting in the morning. They reported about spiraling price rise. In Central Coal Fields mines, the number of workers is decreasing while the load of work is increasing. “1 worker, 4 Work”, said a worker. Their houses have become dangerous to live. Coal dumps have been constructed in workers colony, and poisonous smoke is creating havoc with people, specially children.
In Hazaribagh, large number of women were present, mainly from nearby villages. They listening with apt attention to Subhashini Ali’s speech as she was telling the chronicle of women’s distress in the country. These villagers alleged that BPL cards are not available to them.
In Jhumri Tilaya, Koderma, there was a huge meeting. Mainly daily wage earners and peasants attended the meeting. Thousands of young and aged have become migrant workers in other parts of the country as no job, not even in very low wages are available here. Some reported that daily wage has come down to as low as less than Rs.50. But the poor urban workers have united under Red flag. Some of them have started working with CPI(M) under very difficult conditions and even in underground.