District Administration Conducts Raid in Brick Kiln

Khordha: Officials from Khordha District Administration along with Police, Labour, Education, Revenue and DCPU, Khordha, raided bricks Kiln in Khordha District. The raid was ordered by ADM, Khordha, Manoj Kumar Padhi following a complaint. The bricks kiln owners and labour contractor illegally engage workers, especially women and children in the bricks Kiln. The bricks kiln workers and their families have been leading miserable lives. They are not provided appropriate wages, food or medical help by the bricks kiln owners. Along with the labourers their minor children are also exploited and harassed by the bricks kiln owners. Instead of making providing Education, the bricks kiln owners engage the minor children in their plants. The bricks kiln owners hire innocent and poor people from tribal district of Odisha as well
as outside Odisha to work as labourers in bricks making unit. The brick kiln workers are illegally hired and are made to work and live under pathetic conditions. These workers are not even provided basic living amenities by their employees. Children too are engaged in bricks making while they ought to have been in school. These children when they grow up lose opportunities available to educated youth. The
raiding team officials discussed and create awareness among bricks kiln owners and the labourer. Khordha District Child Protection Unit (DCPU)Social Activist Ranjan Kumar Gochhayat, Balianta Block Education Officer, Himanshu Bhusan Ojha, Khordha District Education Planning Officer, Debadatta Barik, Revenue Inspector Ashok Kumar Das, Labour Inspector Kali Patra Kuldeep Prasad, Aid-At-Action,Programme Manager, Saroj Kumar Barik, Co-ordinator, Deepak Ranjan Panda, Balianta Police Station, ASI, Hrushikesh
Behera and members of Child Line were participated the raid.Simultaneously the raid was
conducted in bricks Kiln of Khordha District, Said the officials.

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