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Daily wage staff at Bandipur go on protest, urge better working conditions at anti-poaching camps

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Mysuru: Hundreds of daily wage staff of Forest Department at Bandipur Tiger Reserve are on protest alleging ill-treatment at the hands of higher ups.

As many as 200 petty cash payment staff have gathered at Melukammanahalli at the entrance of the tiger reserve.

On August 6, 205 daily wage workers were randomly transferred by field director S R Natesh.

After the intervention of Forest Minister Umesh Katti the order was arecalled.
But the forest watchers have come together to press for their demand for regularising the work and for better working conditions in the anti-poaching camps.

The government should look into the issue before it snowballs into a protection crisis in Karnataka’s best tiger reserve.

– Team Mysoorunews

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