Horti Research Center at Nagishara has Group-D staff, regular staff, contractual staff . There are 1,321 contract workers in the state of Tripura under the Department of Agriculture. Among them, 715 people are working in agriculture department and 606 people are working in horticulture. Their wages are paid through voucher bills.
Their wages are very low according to the work. Their daily wages are Rs 226 in some places and Rs 323 in some places. Somewhere Rs 300 daily wages are given.
Tripura Minister Ratan Lal Nath held a meeting with the officials of the department regarding this matter.
“It is decided in the meeting that henceforth all contractual workers i.e. seasonal workers will be paid Rs 385 per day. This decision will be effective from April 1”
Agriculture Minister Ratan Lal Nath informed this in a press conference at Civil Secretariat on Monday.
Minister Ratan Lal Nath also said that the current demand of food crops in the state is 9 lakh 37 thousand metric tons. Production in the state is 8 lakh 71 thousand metric tons.
Minister Ratan Lal Nath also said that production has increased by 21 thousand metric tons in the last 5 years.