The state government had started awarding work to the migrants from April 21 just around a month after the Centre imposed a nationwide lockdown.
Pay for flight tickets, offer bigger salaries
Uncertainty has always been a subtext of their lives and the pandemic has only sharpened it.
Reason behind so much migrant workforce from the neighboring country is said to be unavailability of work opportunities.
Most of the 1,500 residents of the village are farm labourers and MGNREGA workers.
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In 51 post mortem reports, the reasons for deaths have been shown as cardiac arrest/heart disease/brain hemorrhage/pre-existing chronic disease etc.
They hope normalcy returns at the earliest so they can go back to their vocation.
The scheme, after taking shape, is likely to benefit around 1.5 crore workers of over 20,000 factories, workshops, and around 6.5 lakh commercial establishments in the state.
An order issued by the General Administration Department allowing asymptomatic migrant labourers to work in exclusively marked zones has triggered a controversy.
Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar told Lok Sabha that the government does not have data on the number of migrants who died or were injured while returning to their native places during lockdown.
The court said that this will ensure that workers who migrated to their villages are not denied the ex-gratia, offered by the Delhi government.
"I get 3-4 orders for used cycles every day. Most of them are from daily wage labourers who cannot afford two-wheelers," said Selvan, who runs a cycle repair shop in the city.
Railways had given an in-principle approval to BIAL to go ahead with construction in June 2019 with December 2019 set as the initial deadline.
In line with the ‘give a man a fishing rod’ credo, a few companies have created dedicated online platforms to help migrant blue collar workers find jobs.
The rescue operation was conducted after one of the labourer’s father informed an NGO in MP and the district administration there contacted the officials in Bengaluru.