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`Retain FCI depot at Valiathura'

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 31. The new Government, which has emphasised that it would strengthen public sector undertakings and improve the public distribution system, is expected to retain the Food Corporation of India (FCI) depot at Valiyathura and the Railway goods yard at Kochuveli, Varkala Radhakrishnan, MP, has said.

Inaugurating a dharna, organised by the action council comprising the CITU, INTUC, AITUC and STU before the FCI regional office at Kesavadasapuram to press their demand to give up the move to close down the Valiyathura depot and the goods yard, Mr.Radhakrishnan called upon labourers to resist the officials' move to disrupt Government policies. The Government had clarified its stance in the Common Minimum Programme, he said.

Other than the headload workers, who are attached to the FCI depot and the goods yard, lorry workers and women and children also took part in the dharna.

The INTUC leaders, Joseph Vazhakkan, V.S. Harindranath and K.S. Rajiv and the STU leader, Bheemapally Rasheed, and the CITU leader, A. Sampath, were among those who addressed the dharna.

The leaders later met the senior regional manager, Sree Jayakumar, and submitted a memorandum. Mr. Jayakumar told the delegation that he would contact the top FCI and Railway authorities and take immediate steps to retain the depot at Valiathura and the goods yard at Kochuveli.

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