Day after Centre’s nod, Rajasthan starts moving migrant workers to native states, nearly 40,000 on the way
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A day after the Centre allowed the movement of migrant workers, students and tourists stranded at various places, Rajasthan government on Thursday started making arrangements to transport migrant workers from the state.
According to report by NDTV, nearly 40,000 migrant workers were sent on their way, with majority of them hailing from Madhya Pradesh and many others from neighbouring Haryana. The report further stated that around 6 lakh migrant workers have registered with the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government, who have asked for help and demanded that they be sent to their homes.
Nearly 40,000 workers started to move in Rajasthan roadways buses. Around 26,000 of them were transported to Madhya Pradesh border, while around 2,000 were ferried to the Haryana border from the western districts of Rajasthan. Similarly, many of the migrant workers are moved from the Dungarpur and Sirohi districts bordering the state of Gujarat.
Another 500 people, residents of Rajasthan who migrated to other areas for work, were also sent home.
The report also quoted an official as saying that Rajasthan’s Chief secretary and Home secretary are harmonising with the native states of the migrant workers. "Migrants register online with Rajasthan government for phased movement. Those in shelter homes will move first," the official said as quoted by NDTV.
In an order on yesterday, the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed the movement of migrant workers, students, tourists etc stranded at different places in the country. The decision from the government came less than a week before the nation-wide lockdown ends on May 3.
In the order, the MHA said that due to the nation-wide lockdown in-place to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many migrant workers, pilgrims, students, tourists and many other people are stranded at different places in the country. They should be allowed to move to their native places.
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