The fire officials received a call at 3.55 am and eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The blaze was extinguished by around 7 am, they said.
The Railways plans to operate four special trains every week from states imposing restrictions on mobility and lockdown to the states of origin of the migrant workers, to prevent a 2020-like situation when lakhs chose to walk all the way back to their villages.
With night curfew imposed earlier to control the third wave in the country and now with the new restrictions in place, the fear of lockdown has emerged among the migrant laborers.
Migrant workers have a foothold in almost every sector in Kashmir — from apple orchards to industrial units and online women-run businesses. The departure of such workers will only hamper the recovery that was expected with the pandemic abating
These directions were issued after a security review meeting of deputy commissioners and senior superintendents of police of the Kashmir valley chaired by Divisional Commissioner Pandurang K Pole in Srinagar.
The first electoral test for the yet to be named "party" is coming up at the end of this month: the Huzurabad bypoll scheduled for October 30.
Three writers on translating 'Walk', a book of poems about the 2020 exodus of migrant workers from Indian cities to villages, from English to Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati.
The One Nation One Ration Card scheme will create a central repository and help in deduplication of ration cards, which in turn help in removing leakages from the system
The affordable housing rental complex (AHRC) scheme acknowledges the needs of mobile workers who spend short periods of time in the city and do not seek permanent housing. Applying what we know about migrant work and the development sector will help India to realise AHRC's potential.
The protracted delay in implementing the new labour laws is having an impact on the pace of the industrial recovery
The portable ration card project, actually launched before the pandemic in August 2019, envisaged that a migrant worker, say in Mumbai, would be able to draw his rations there even as his family back home used their neighbourhood fair price shop
As many as 10,751 persons have been cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 28,77,557 and the active cases to 1,04,105.
Ganesan Sandhirakasan, 33, who hails from Tamil Nadu, secured the first place with the most number of likes and views for his video on the @sg4mw (SG 4 Migrant Workers) TikTok account, beating 19 other shortlisted individuals. He took home the prize money of SGD 1,000 (USD 743).
There has also been a 2 percent increase in the share of youth migrant workers aged 15-24 since 2017.
Social distancing and other safety protocols are being carefully ensured during the campaign under which 3,000 workers are expected to be covered, the DMRC said in a statement.
As sickness and death gripped the neighborhood, many people were left on their own. The city shut down. Government aid was scarce. Migrant workers who lost their jobs left for their villages hundreds of miles away. They could no longer pay rent or buy food.
The ministry in April last year had also set up 20 such control rooms to redress grievances of workers like non-payment of salaries.
As Delhi went into a six-day lockdown from Monday night amid the deteriorating COVID-19 situation, hundreds of migrant workers thronged the Anand Vihar Bus Terminal to board the buses for their native places.
Government data show it’s not just the unemployment rate that went up, the labour force participation ratio also fell during the lockdown
The committee urged the Centre to put in place a credible database of unorganised workers, especially migrant labourers, to ensure seamless delivery of relief packages to them at the time of distress.
One such fake MNREGA card was issued in the name of Sonu Shantilal with Padukone's photo. Through these fake cards, lakhs of rupees have been claimed as wages for activities which were never undertaken.
The burden of societal injustices will weigh on the collective consciousness of the nation and become the dead weight that stifles India’s growth — both as a vibrant democracy and as a roaring economy
The meals provided at Didir Rannaghar, or Mamata's Kitchen, will primarily be vegetarian and the menu will change every day. The migrant workers will be served rice, dal (pulses), shukto (vegetable stew), Khichdi (pot rice cooked with lentils and spices), and papad.
The Centre on September 14 informed the Parliament that no data is available on the number of migrant workers who lost their lives during the nationwide lockdown announced in March.
The labour ministry put forth this data in Parliament in response to a query seeking state-wise details of the number of labourers who had migrated to their hometowns from cites or their work places due to loss of jobs.