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Assam: Two more employees of HPCL breathe their last

By Correspondent

Hailakandi, Sep 23: Two more employees died in the defunct papers mills of Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited in Assam. With this, the death toll raised to 95 including 4 suicides. Shyama Kanta Kurmi, 59 of Cachar Paper Mill who was suffering from kidney and liver diseases died today. Another employee

Rajendra Kumar Nath, 60 of Nagaon Paper Mill died on Tuesday due massive cardiac arrest. He was also suffering from high diabetes.

Both the employees failed to arrange treatment in time due to nonpayment of salary from the last 57 months.

Mill union leader Manobendra Chakraborty said that the ten employees of the defunct mills have been died due to without treatment after the new government led by Himanta Biswa Sharma came to power in the state. He alleged that most of the employees died without treatment due to financial crisis.

Asia's biggest paper mills -- Cachar Paper Mill at Panchgram in Hailakandi district and Nagaon Paper Mill at Jagiroad in Morigaon district -- both units of Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited -- have been in non-functional condition since October, 2015 and March, 2017 respectively. Their employees have not got their salaries for the past many months. The government has finally decided to sell both the mills.

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