No facilities, mandis in Patiala district elevate stink
Patiala, April 20
Primary facilities at grain markets, it appears, have been on the backside of the precedence checklist of the district authorities. Within the absence of bathrooms, labourers and farmers defecate within the open.
The makeshift bathrooms obtainable at grain markets don’t supply much-needed privateness for girls labourers. A gaggle of ladies working at Daun Kalan grain market stated they needed to defecate within the open in close by fields.
Babu Ram, who got here from UP, stated: “I’ve been coming right here for 10 years and the essential services at rural grain markets are at all times lacking.”
At Badaurgarh grain market, the state of affairs was no completely different. Labourers stated that they had needed to drink and bathe with the identical water.
Patiala DC Sakshi Sawhney stated she would ask officers involved to go to the grain markets to test the services. “I’ll ship the SDM to the grain markets. I’ve already issued directions that every one washrooms ought to be inspected,” she added.