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Contractors hold protest in Sogam over delay in release of payments

02:21 AM Apr 03, 2024 IST | TARIQUE RAHEEM
contractors hold protest in sogam over delay in release of payments
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Kupwara, April 2: Scores of contractors affiliated with Lolab Contractors Association Tuesday staged a peaceful protest at Sogam against the concerned authorities for failing to release their payments.

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The protesting contractors said that they were anticipating release of their payments before 31st March but that did not happen, leaving them in agony.

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"The current financial year has ended and the bills raised against various development works are lying in Sogam Treasury. Don't know why our bills were not cleared," said a protestor.

"We have taken loans from banks and most importantly payment of labourers and suppliers is lying with us. We had promised them payment following the release of ours," he added.

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They said that they have decided to boycott new tenders and even work on ongoing projects would be stopped unless their pending payments are not released.

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They appealed to concerned authorities to release their payments ahead of Eid so that their families can also celebrate Eid along with others.

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