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Centre committed all support to migrant workers during lockdown: Home Minister Amit Shah

The home ministry asked states and union territories to immediately set up relief camps for migrant workers, pilgrims, who are returning to their domicile states.

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Central government has committed all support to migrant workers during the 21-day lockdown announced to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The home ministry has also asked states and union territories to immediately set up relief camps for migrant workers, pilgrims etc., who are returning to their domicile states or trying to do so during this lockdown period.

“As per the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government has committed all support to migrant workers during lockdown period,” Shah said, while reviewing the country’s preparedness to contain the spread of COVID-19.

According to a home ministry statement, Shah has authorised states to use State Disaster Relief Fund for relief measures for migrant workers during the COVID-19 lockdown.


Also read: ‘Better to die with families’ — no food or money, Delhi migrants prefer the long walk home


 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Home minister is saying that the state ministry is not working , and all issues of migrant workers are to be blamed to state governments….
    Lets hope state goverment defend his statement or agree with his statement by keeping quiet…..

  2. The Home Minister has finally woken up to the fact that, questions are being raised as to where the HM is since last two weeks , during which the country is facing grave threat and it’s people are probably going to die more of hunger and tiredness than by the virus .

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