Tag: Migrants workers

Maharashtra Congress bears travel expenses of 27,865 migrants

NEW DELHI: The Maharashtra Congress has borne the travel expenses of nearly 27,865 migrant workers and sent them back to their native places, state party president Balasaheb Thorat claimed on Tuesday. Arrangements are being made to send 24,000 more migrant workers from Maharashtra to their native states, Thorat said. “So far, the Maharashtra Congress has […]

Some states unwilling to take back migrants from Maharashtra

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat on Saturday expressed concern over the stand taken by several states to not take in migrant workers who were stranded in Maharashtra due to the COVID-19 lockdown. In a statement, Thorat, who is also the state Congress president, alleged that arbitrary decisions taken by many states regarding migrant […]

State units will work out modalities with railways,chief secretaries to pay train fare of migrants: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday termed historic party president Sonia Gandhi’s decision asking PCCs to bear the cost of the train fare of migrant workers returning home, and said its state units will work out the modalities of paying the Railways after coordinating with chief secretaries. Congress general secretary (organisation) K C Venugopal said […]

Bihari diaspora reaching out to stranded migrants

PATNA: The Bihar Foundation, a forum for the state’s diaspora which has Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as its patron and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi as its chairman, has been reaching out in a big way to people stranded elsewhere on account of the nationwide lockdown. The Foundation has set up relief camps in cities […]

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