Real estate experts are of the view that the ARHC scheme should provide risk linked returns using means such as transferable development rights, single window clearance and strong regulatory framework to attract private developers
An expenditure of Rs 600 crore is estimated in the form of technology innovation grant, which will be released for projects using identified innovative technologies for construction
Priyanka Gandhi tagged a video of labourers saying there are no employment opportunities in Uttar Pradesh.
The issue of reverse migration in Bihar can also have political implications as assembly elections are set to be held in the state in October and November
He said the Centre has started the 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan' to provide employment at the local level to migrant labourers who have returned home during the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. Rajasthan also has a large number of migrant labourers returned home during the lockdown, Gehlot said.
PM Modi on Saturday launched 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan' for migrant workers, saying that during the coronavirus-induced lockdown the talent from cities returned to villages and it will now give a boost to development in rural areas.
The migrant labourers will be provided shelter in the safe homes irrespective of them being asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic if they do not have enough space in their homes to follow the isolation norms, official said.
The concern was that migrants moving from cities would carry the virus to relatively unaffected areas of the country. As per data, however, the fears were largely overstated
Tackling the migration labour problem is partly economic and partly administrative and the respective states would have to scale up testing and medical facilities to contain the spread of the pandemic, and immediately provide a one-time financial relief that can partly offset the wage loss, a joint report by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy said.
The apex court also praised the individuals who contributed and played an important role in extending helping hand to the migrants and said the society, which was moved by their miseries and difficulties, has exhibited its "passion and devotion".
The economic impact of the fall in remittances from Indian abroad as well as migrant workers in India will be substantial for some states
In a Facebook post on the novel coronavirus and ways to deal with it, he said unfortunately, the poor, the daily wage earners, farmers, and small businesses have been severely affected by the events triggered by the pandemic.
Two trains leave Gorakhpur daily for Mumbai and one every alternate day, and they are largely carrying migrant workers to their destination.
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah took note of the submissions of the Centre and state governments on steps taken so far to mitigate the miseries of the migrant workers stranded across the country during the COVID-19 lockdown.
A senior official of a city-based infrastructure company said the shortage of workers is forcing companies to resort to poaching by luring them with lucrative offers.
Officials said the spike in cases was a fresh challenge for the country's health authorities, even as they struggle to check the outbreak in cities amid the easing of a months-long lockdown. Confirmed cases in India crossed the 200,000 mark on Wednesday. Some experts say that a peak remains weeks away.
The state government in a letter to the ministry said allowing this would help many migrants who find themselves shelter-less after returning to their hometowns
The bourse had reduced the agriculture commodity trade timing to 5 pm after the breakout of coronavirus pandemic.
Niharika Dwivedi, a class VIII student from Noida, has given a total of Rs 48,530 that she saved in the last two years helping the migrant labourers in reaching home.
While 76,772 of them returned in 'Shramik' special trains by May 30, others returned through different modes of transport and even by walking, he said.
Child rights NGOs have expressed concern over migrant children dropping out due to closure of schools.
A BEST spokesperson said that the decision was taken as per the directives of the Supreme Court.
The top five states and Union Territories from where maximum trains originated are Gujarat (979), Maharashtra (695), Punjab (397), Uttar Pradesh (263) and Bihar (263).
The Air Asia flight carrying 169 migrant workers and five children left the western metropolis at 6.25 am and reached Ranchi, the Jharkhand capital, around 8.25 am, an airline spokesperson said.