Tag: Migrant workers

One-time cash transfer, food ration for 3 months can help migrant workers: Report

NEW DELHI: Two policy options — a one-time cash transfer, and provision of basic food supplies per person from the public distribution system for three months before some industrial activity restarts — can help tackle the migration labour problem, according to a report. Tackling the migration labour problem is partly economic and partly administrative and […]

Lockdown left millions of migrants empty-handed; govt should give Rs 25,000 to each of them

NEW DELHI: The unplanned nationwide lockdown has forced millions of migrants to return home empty-handed and the government should make a direct cash transfer of Rs 25,000 to each of them to salvage the situation, according to S Irudaya Rajan, an expert on migrant issues. There are more than 600 million migrants in the country […]

Supreme Court mulls granting 15 days to Centre, states for transporting migrant workers

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday said it intends to give 15 days to the Centre and states for transporting all stranded migrant workers to their native places, commencing hearing on their plight during the Covid-19 lockdown period. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah was informed by Solicitor General Tushar […]

Sonia Gandhi seeks transfer of Rs 7,500 per month to every family for the next 6 months

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday asked the Central government to unlock its coffers and help the needy affected by the coronavirus-induced lockdown. In a video message posted as part of the Congress’s ‘Speak Up India’ campaign, she lamented that even though the country is passing through a serious economic crisis with loss […]

24 migrant labourers killed, 36 injured in truck collision in Uttar Pradesh

NEW DELHI: At least 24 migrant labourers were killed and 36 people sustained injuries when a trailer truck carrying them collided with another truck in the early hours of Saturday in Uttar Pradesh, police said. Both the trucks were carrying the labourers. The accident took place between 3 am and 3.30 am, they said. “The […]

Work offered to 2.33 crore workers: Nirmala Sitharaman

NEW DELHI: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, here on Thursday, work had been offered to 2.33 crore wagers in 1.87 lakh panchayats under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Addressing a press conference, Sitharaman said, “Work under the MGNREGA has been provided to 2.33 crore wagers in 1.87 lakh panchayats to benefit […]

Punjab government facilitates return of over one lakh migrant workers

NEW DELHI: The Punjab government has facilitated the return of 1,10 000 migrants to their native states so far, an official said here on Wednesday. “Till now, more than 90 trains have left Punjab, taking 1,10,000 migrants to their states,” he said. The state government has spent over Rs six crore to fund the movement […]

3 migrant labourers, an infant returning home during lockdown killed in road accidents in Uttar Pradesh

KANPUR/ CHITRAKOOT: Three migrant labourers and an infant girl were killed and 46 others suffered injuries in two road accidents when they were returning home in Uttar Pradesh from other states during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, officials said on Wednesday. A truck carrying a group of 54 migrant labourers and their families from Ahmedabad in Gujarat […]

Arrange transportation of 9.5k migrant workers to home states, will pay their fare: Delhi Congress to Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Congress has forwarded two lists of nearly 9,500 migrant workers to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that they want to return back to their native states and the party is ready to pay for their train fares. A day after sending names of 2,106 migrants to Kejriwal, Delhi Congress president Anil […]

Hundreds of migrant workers protest at Mangalore Central Railway Station

MANGALURU: Hundreds of migrant workers belonging to northern states on Friday staged a protest in front of the central railway station here demanding that arrangements be made for them to return to home towns. The crowding of workers at the railway station is learnt to be prompted by a social media post which went viral […]

16 migrant workers crushed to death by goods train in Maharashtra

NEW DELHI: At least 16 migrant workers sleeping on rail tracks were crushed to death by a goods train in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on Friday morning, police said. While 14 of them died on the spot, two of them later succumbed to injuries which took place at 5.15 am under the Karmad Police station […]

Lockdown: Migrant workers clash with Gujarat Police in Surat

SURAT: Hundreds of migrant workers seeking to return home clashed with police and pelted stones at them near a village in Gujarat’s Surat district on Monday, following which the security personnel lobbed teargas shells and baton-charged the agitated workers, an official said. Besides, several labourers also came out on a road in Rajkot demanding that […]

Rajasthan government to pay migrant workers’ train fare

NEW DELHI:The Rajasthan government on Monday said it will pay the train fare for migrant workers heading home amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the state government took the decision following directions from Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “On the directions of Congress president Sonia Gandhi ji, we have decided that the state […]

Indian Railways start Shramik Special Trains to move migrant workers, other persons stranded at different places due to lockdown

NEW DELHI: As per the guideline issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Indian Railways has been decided to run “Shramik Special” trains from “Labour Day” today, to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places due to lock down. The first migrant labourers special train from Lingampalli to Hatia […]

Home Ministry allows movement of stranded people with conditions

NEW DELHI: Migrant workers, tourists, students and other people stranded in different parts of the country were on Wednesday allowed to move to their respective destinations with certain conditions, giving a big relief to the distressed people. In an order, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said buses shall be used for transport of such groups […]

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