Stating that wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) are not paid to them regularly, over 200 women workers came to the Collectorate to submit petitions. Since Collector S. Prabhakar was unavailable, Surampatti Police Inspector Rajkumar said that five of them can submit petitions to District Revenue Officer S. Kavitha. When Ms. Kavitha came, the workers submitted the petitions to her. They said wages were not paid to them regularly. Also, they alleged that the block development officers provided jobs only to persons known to them. The women wanted 100 days of work and the fixed wage of Rs. 224 a day. The DRO assured them to take up the matter with the officials after which they left the premises.

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