DIPHU, Jan 9 � There was no production activity at the Cement Corporation of India (CCI) Bokajan unit and it has remained shut for the last three days.
The workers and employees of the factory are feeling insecure since the closure of the corporation. It may be mentioned here that there are over 176 employees and 400 workers attached with the Bokajan CCI.
Demanding restart of the corporation, Somiram Roy, president and Chandra Basumatary, general secretary of the workers� union of the Bokajan Cement Corporation of India, addressed a press conference and said that the 1971-established Bokajan CCI unit, one of the oldest cement factories of the State, has been facing closure threat since a long time due to bureaucratic issues. There has also been a decline in production, too, the union leaders added.
Seeking immediate intervention of the Ministers, MPs and MLAs, Roy said the Government of Assam as well as the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) will have to take immediate steps in order to restart the factory.
The union leaders also threatened of agitation with supports of social and student organisations if government, as well the management of the corporation does not take immediate and adequate step to restart the factory.
The union leaders said that normally this unit produces around 600 to 750 metric ton of cement per day but due to some crisis �created� by the head office, this profit-making unit is in a tight spot now.