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Letter from the PCC President to the Chief Minister regarding migrant workers

Bhubaneswar: PCC President Niranjan Patnaik’s letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik “I would like to welcome you. I hope you are well. This is another letter from you regarding Covid-19 . “If the lockout is not extended for a long time, it will remain in force until May 3. Due to the lockout, a large number of workers in our state have been stranded in various states and they are anxious to return to the state.” Sooner or later it will hit our state. The government needs to take the advice and help of every section of the society to deal with this situation. It is important to seek the advice of various organizations engaged in social work. ”

“Many organizations are calling for the formation of a national task force to deal with the problems facing these workers in the state upon their return to their hometowns. “It simply came to our notice then. “I know, the government has empowered Panchayat to register these migrant workers. I welcome the government’s move. This will allow us to get information about the current status and problems of those migrant workers.” That fact must be taken into account. Both short-term and long-term measures need to be taken immediately for them, without wasting too much time on them. “At least next month they will be unemployed.”

Most of them have no money at all and they admit to having a hard time eating. Keeping in view their plight, I propose that the government immediately send 5,000 rupees to the account of these registered workers. According to government figures, if the number of registered workers is estimated at 500,000, the government will have to spend Rs 250 crore. All that money our state government can give. I know, all these preparations are underway to keep these workers from coming back from abroad. This corona plague does not discriminate against any race or class. In this regard, I would like to inform you that these migrant workers in our state. Not just the weak. Most of them are oppressed and tribal. So I would like to make sure that the workers are not discriminated against in any way when they are placed in various quarantine camps. The government will be flexible. It’s very important for them to be able to live with their families and to stay away from their families. They should shown mercy and to solve all their problems should be the moral duty.

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