Do you think the rich farmers are violating the principle of justice by not giving a fair wage to the labourer? Explain it in Indian context.
Do you think the rich farmers are violating the principle of justice by not giving a fair wage to the labourer?
It is very common in India that the rich farmers are not giving the proper wage to the labourers. Sometimes they are offered only food, but not money. The rich farmers are taking the advantage of the helpless condition of the labourers.
Nowadays, the rate has been fixed by the government based on evaluation of normal work done by a farm labourer. According to Labour Ministry, an unskilled, semiskilled and skilled labourer can get wages from 300 to 400 respectively according to their work. But there is heavy competition for work, among the farm labourers, so people agree to work for even lower wages.
This malpractice can be corrected by the local government like the village panchayat intervening and ensuring that the rich farmers should pay the farm labourers the minimum wage fixed by the government.