Rs 160m distributed to bonded labourers

Martadi, February 9

The Haliya Rehabilitation and District Land Revenue Office have distributed Rs 160 million to freed bonded labourers, known as Haliyas, in Bajura district.

The amount was distributed under the freed-Haliya rehabilitation programme.

Chief of the programme Laxman Dev Pandey said that the amount was distributed to different categories of freed Haliyas at the rate ranging from Rs 125,000 to Rs 500,000 per Haliya.

Pandey said that Rs 167,887,000 was been deposited in the bank accounts of freed Haliyas for rehabilitation in fiscal 2018/19.

It is stated that 36 former Haliyas have taken the amount for house construction, 47 for purchasing land and 674 for house repair.

The government on September 6, 2008 had freed Haliyas from bondage and signed a five-point agreement with the Haliya Liberation Movement activists.