Migrant Worker

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Fearing Lockdown, Migrant Workers Start Returning To Native Places

The coronavirus' second wave-led local restrictions have prompted migrant workers to return to their native places as they fear of another nationwide lockdown. Reportedly, each day, hundreds of migrant workers are travelling back to their home states. While some of them are willingly returning, others have been asked by their employers. "We are keeping an eye on the inflow of workers during the second wave," said a labour department official… read-more

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 11:57 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Covid-19, Lockdown, Jharkhand, Odisha, Migrant Labourers

Courtesy: The Times of India

Surat accident

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Truck Loses Control, Crushes 15 Migrant Labourers To Death In Surat

In a tragic incident, 15 Rajasthan-based migrant labourers sleeping by the roadside lost their lives after a truck ran over them in the early hours of January 19 in Gujarat's Surat district. While 12 of them died on the spot, three other succumbed to their injuries at hospital. With a condolence message, PM Narendra Modi's office has announced compensation for the deceased's kin and injured. Reportedly, five other labourers are also… read-more

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 - 10:09 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Surat, Road accident, Migrant Labourers, PMO

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Terroe Accused

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Arrested Terror Accused Had Plannned To Run Radical Camps: NIA

One of the nine arrested terrorists by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) last week has planned to set up a radical camps disguised as Madrasas. The police interrogation revealed that the terrorist, Al-Mamun Kamal, targetted thousands of migrant workers from whom he took donation of Rs 5 to Rs 10. Reportedly, he had also opened a private Madarasa at a village in Murshidabad.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 05:56 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Terrorists, NIA, Radical Camps, Migrant Labourers

Migrant Labourers

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Centre Says 1.06 Crore Migrants Returned to Native States During Lockdown

The Central government on September 22 stated that more than 1.06 crore migrant labourers, including those travelling on foot, had returned to their native states during the nationwide lockdown. Reportedly, several migrant deaths have been caused by the road accidents but no official records have been maintained regarding the same. The Railway Ministry reported that 4,621 Shramik Special… read-more

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 - 08:57 AM / by Tania Mukhopadhyay

Tags: Migrant Labourers, Migrant crisis, Death, lok sabha

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Santosh Gangwar

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2 Crore Migrant Workers Given Financial Aid During Pandemic: Santosh Gangwar

Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Gangwar said that the Central government had taken "unprecedented steps" for labour-welfare and employment during the pandemic. He said, "About 2 crore migrant workers have been provided Rs 5,000 crore directly in their bank accounts." Reportedly, the amount provided was arranged from Building and other Construction Workers' Cess Fund. The ministry also established 20 Control Rooms across the country to… read-more

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 09:07 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Migrant Labourers, Union labour ministry, Coronavirus Pandemic, financial support

Courtesy: The Times Of India


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Standing Committee Member Expresses Concern on One Nation One Ration Card Scheme 

The Standing Committee on Labour in Lok Sabha has expressed concern about the progress made by Central government's "One Nation One Ration Card" scheme and "Affordable Rental Housing Complex (ARHC)" scheme. Out of 81 crore ration card holders, only 2000 benefited, a member of the committee told PTI. He further stated that the ARHC scheme didn't gain a lot of ground as Punjab was the only state that served a… read-more

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 05:16 PM / by Tania Mukhopadhyay

Tags: parliament, Migrant Labourers, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Housing and Urban Affair Ministry

Courtesy: CNBC TV 18