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Thirty states and UTs disbursed cash relief worth Rs 4,957 cr to approximately 2 cr construction workers registered under the Building and Construction Workers Welfare Fund. Cash disbursed ranged between Rs 1,000 to Rs 6,000 per worker.
For common Indians, Modi govt's economic packages have little meaning until they get money in their hands. And from labourers to doctors, all need cash right now.
Addressing BJP workers in a virtual rally, Home Minister Amit Shah said Mamata Banerjee had insulted migrant labourers, who would ensure her exit.
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The Centre has told states they should engage skilled and semi-skilled workforce from among the migrant workers, who have returned to their villages.
West Bengal Chief Minister tweeted that a portion of PM CARES could be used to assist migrant labourers facing economic hardship due to Covid-19 crisis.
A health department official said that lakhs of migrant labourers returning home are being counselled and equipped them with tools to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
Homecoming of migrant workers and their families will constitute a massive shock to states' local labour markets, healthcare infrastructure, and PDS.
SC had in 2018 order asked Modi govt to implement two laws aimed at welfare of construction workers. If the govt had, the migrant crisis could have been mitigated, experts claim.
Railway Board chairman V.K. Yadav says each death linked to Shramik Express trains is being investigated, but denies food or water shortage.