Tuesday 27 October 2020

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Goa costly than Delhi to live & work

 

Goa is costlier than Delhi, the national capital of India. And the minimum wage paid to Goan worker is also less than Delhi.

This is pointed out by trade union leader Christopher Fonseca.

He has worked on a price index, which is 206 points in Delhi while 247 points in Goa. It means Goa is 21 per cent more expensive than Delhi.

Contrary to this, Fonseca observes that the minimum daily wage paid to Goan worker is hardly Rs 215 while it is Rs 300 for a Delhi worker. Almost Rs 85 less.

The AITUC general secretary also compares price of the beef today – Rs 200 per kg – compared to Rs 100 a year ago.

“The common man is suffering while the middle man is allowed to earn super-profits by the local BJP government”, alleges Fonseca.

 

Compared   to the rest of the  country, he says  the prices of  essential commodities   including  rice, wheat, dal, sugar,  edible  oil,  grocery,  vegetables,  eggs,  beef and meat have  gone  beyond  the reach  of the  common-man  and  the  salaried  people in Goa.   

Similar is the case of the prices of  life-saving  drugs,  medicines, water ,  electricity,  housing,  education and  transport, observes Fonseca.

He alleges that the government    has  become  insensitive  to the   anguish and  sufferings   of the  people and has also failed   to  crack -down  on  the  middle  men,  hoarders  and  black-marketeers.  

The AITUC has thus demanded to open  retail outlets  in   every  village  and  town to  ensure  uninterrupted    supply   of  all  essential  commodities  through  the government owned outlets  at  subsidized  rates.  


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