The farmers and workers associated with the six state-owned sugar mills have launched the protest after the government decided to close them owing to the huge losses. The Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) has taken this decision.
According to the media report, Nurul Majid Mahamud Humayun, Industries Minister has assured the workers that the government will transfer them to the other state-owned sugar mills till the modernization of these mills is completed. However, it is a difficult task for the government to accumulate all the workers.
“We will transfer our permanent workers to other sugar mills till we complete the modernization of these sugar mills. The contract-based workers will have to wait till we reopen the sugar mills,” he said.
As many as 3,000 workers are attached with these six mills, namely Pabna Sugar, Shyampur Sugar, Setabganj Sugar, Kushita Sugar, Rangpur Sugar and Panchgar Sugar.