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CINEMA-Movement for Promoting Better Cinema

wage as 'unemployment relief until such time as they can be employed on an EGS project In the context of corrupt practices in implementation of the EGS (and there have been reports of this from several places besides Dhule) and the wage demands being made for EGS workers, the co-ordinating committee points out how the government has effectively reduced the remuneration, given to these workers over the last four years. In 1978 EGS workers were paid one kg of jo war as part of their wages and there was a 'progressive element' whereby a worker could get more grain as part of his wags for a greater amount of work. By Antulay's time the proportion of grain in the EGS wage had come down to half a kg and the 'progressive element' was abolished. Bhosale's government scrapped the half kg and gave workers a coupon worth CINEMA 0.25 paise which was to be redeemed in ration shops on grain purchases. The committee points out that since the prices of coarse grains have been increased in ration shops, this coupon is really worth 0.05 paise.

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