So far, about 160 types of infrastructure projects that are to be expedited have been identified, which could generate employment for thousands of migrant labourers for the next few months.
The news comes at a time when Bengal’s coronavirus count dipped for the third consecutive day and the patient recovery rate crossed 50 percent for the first time.
These job fairs will be held from the third week of June, a public relations department official said.
The migrant worker did not have a ration card or a job card to ease his ordeal and was left with no option but had to sell his wife’s jewellery for a meagre Rs 1,500
Punjab requires at least 6 lakh labourers to transplant paddy on 27-28 lakh hectares of farm land.
He has chartered the Indigo Airlines’ Varanasi-bound flight that departed on the morning of June 10 with 180 migrant workers; the other two flights were scheduled to depart later in the day.
Real estate body Naredco's UP Chapter had signed an MoU with the UP government to employ 2.5 lakh migrant workers.
The only way forward is to shred the red tape that is binding our entrepreneurs and labour down. This is the bus that Indian manufacturers missed in 1991
There are more than 600 million migrants in the country and out of them, at least 140 million are in major cities alone
He commended the efforts of the Left government in Kerala in controlling the number of coronavirus cases, adding that the Centre "refuses to learn" from the Kerala model
In a tweet, she said financial aid should also be provided to those engaged in the unorganised sector to help them cope with the ongoing economic crisis arising out of the lockdown.
Of the 3,872 confirmed cases in the state, 2,743 are migrants who have returned after May 3.
As of now, over 8.77 lakh people have left quarantine facilities, while 5.30 lakh are still living in block and district centres.
He asserted that the people of Bengal are keen for a change and the BJP will form a government in the state with a full majority.
When asked if the ongoing crisis, where migrants are seen walking to their homes, could have been averted if they were moved before enforcing the lockdown, Shah said, "That would not have been appropriate."
North Central Railways has claimed that the labourer underwent medical screening before boarding the train as per protocol, and that neither him nor anyone else on his behalf had sought any medical assistance
The lockdown, introduced at a day’s notice on March 24, left millions in the lurch.
PM Narendra Modi’s focus remains on big reforms, structural changes and in the ease of doing business. This will help India in the post-COVID-19 world
One fallout of the pandemic is that the subject of bonded labour, till now confined to broom closets, is out in the open.
In Mumbai, they have provided over 10,000 meals daily to hospitals including Kasturba Hospital, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Nair Hospital, The King Edward Memorial Hospital, and the JJ Hospital.
The office-bearers of the RSS-affiliated trade union has decided to form district-level help desks across the country, to resolve immediate issues, with focus on the plight of the migrant workers.
For the past 12 months the BJP-led NDA government’s actions have been bold, and have seen strong and polarising reactions. Its response to the Coronavirus crisis has left a lot to be desired
Migrant workers’ return to their homes may affect some sectors such as construction
The grimy underbelly of the Indian economy is now bared for all of us to see.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also announced setting up of a Migrant Commission