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JAMMU: Anganwari workers and helpers continued indefinite strike on 161st day on Thursday asking government to fulfill their demands. Protesting under the banner of Anganwari Workers and Helpers Union, hundreds of protesters assembled at Exhibition Ground near Press Club.
The protesters raised slogans against the previous State Government for not increasing their honorarium.
For the last five months, the protesters are demanding hike in the salaries for Anganwari workers from Rs 3,600 to Rs 10,000 and for Anganwadi helpers from Rs 1,800 to Rs 8,000.
“We are protesting peacefully for last two month but authorities are unmoved. We were forced to come on the roads as none is listening to our genuine demands,” Suman Suri, President of the Union said. The protesters said the State Government is providing Rs 600 for helpers and Rs 300 for workers and an extra honorarium is provided by the Central Government.
“We are demanding maximum honorarium of Rs 10,000 for workers and Rs 8,000 for helpers,” she said.
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