Monday, September 7, 2009

BAN ON HORSE CARTS: ALTERNATIVE JOBS NEEDED

‘Basanti ‘call for ban on the horse carts is a move in good direction. (DNA 07-09-09)She has alerted the RTOs by writing a letter, how Tanga owners inflict cruelty on their animals. That is one side of the story. The other side is what will happen to the hapless owners whose only source of income dis appears into thin air. What is the alternative plan our ‘Basanti didi’ is proposing. This problem is not restricted to Thane alone. It is prevailing in other parts of the country too. Most of the so called owners of the Tangas are un- educated and hence it will be difficult for them to find alternate employment. I suggest MS Hemamalini to invest certain amount in a trust to rehabilitate the displaced Tanga walas. They can be provided training in the field, which they have interest, including switching over to auto rickshaw driving. Ms Hemamalini can use her contact and involve some more credible charitable trusts in this mission on a large scale.
APPEARED IN DNA MUMBAI EDITION ON 09-09-09.

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