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LDF joins protest against airport privatization

In Kerala, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) has launched “an indefinite protest against the move to privatize the Trivandrum International Airport” on “the closing day of the submission of bids to select private players for the operations, management and development of the airport. Trivandrum international airport is among the six airports, proposed to be given on lease by the central government on private-public partnership model (PPP) model. The protest conducted at the domestic terminal of the airport was inaugurated by LDF state convener A Vijayaraghavan.”The central government, “having failed repeatedly to partially privatise the Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports, with sweetening of conditions proving inadequate for investment,” has “changed tack and opted for the public private partnership (PPP) model to redevelop the Ahmedabad, Jaipur and four other airports.” Brookfield and Macquarie are among the global investors eyeing Indian airports.

Source: The Times of India

Government move on privatisation in health, education flayed

The Committee against Privatisation of Essential Services, a coalition of organizations in the Punjab, have staged a demonstration in Bathinda against the government move to push privatisation in the health and education sectors. “They said the institutions, which were being handed over to private players to earn profit, were not the property of any individual, but had been built from the taxpayers’ money. The representatives said the government had not only failed in its Constitutional duty, but was also playing into the hands of private players. They demanded to roll back the PPP model and an increase in the health and education budget to meet the growing needs of the ailing people.”

Source: Tribuneindia News Service

Mid-Day Meal Workers Protest at Jantar Mantar

Workers protest at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, against the privatisation of the mid-day meal scheme at the government-run primary schools. “The workers accused the Modi government of trying to privatise the mid-day meal scheme by handing it over to the corporate NGOs. ‘There is a close nexus between the corporates and government. Corporates like Nandi Foundation, Vedanta and others have been roped in,’ said Jai Bhagwan, General Secretary of the mid-day meal workers federation.”

Source: NewsClick

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