Stay in Bihar, work for your state, says Nitish Kumar to migrant workers

‘“There is no scarcity of work here. Deploy your labour and skillsets to participate and contribute in Bihar’s development,” the CM told migrant workers.

Written by May 23, 2020 12:23

New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar interacted with migrant workers staying at quarantine centres of the state through video conferencing. Nitish said all returned migrant workers would be provided employment within the state. He asked officials to provide job card to all those workers who are willing to work here.

Nitish Kumar

He also directed officials to prepare job cards for all those who have returned to the state amid the lockdown and want to stay back with a view to providing suitable employment opportunities matching their skill profile. “Immediate efforts must be made to promote and revive labour-intensive industries, where a large number of them could be deployed,” he said.

CM further said Bihar has unlimited scope of developing paver block industry. He asked officials to utilise paver blocks in different works being executed under the ‘Jal-Jivan-Hariyali Abhyan’ and ‘Pakki Nali-Gali Yojana’ of the state government.

‘“There is no scarcity of work here. Deploy your labour and skillsets to participate and contribute in Bihar’s development,” the CM told migrant workers.

Watch CM Nitish Kumar Interacting with migrant workers:

Talking to Rambali, a migrant worker from Gurugram staying in Bettiah, who is also skilled in the job of manufacturing paver blocks, the chief minister said that paver block industry has a huge potential in the state as it was being used in various development works initiated by the government as part of the jal-jeevan-hariyali drive. “As for women workers, they can be associated with Jeevika for suitable livelihood,” he said.

During the video conferencing Nitish inspected arrangements at 20 quarantine centres in 10 districts and observed arrangements of kitchen, bathroom, drinking water facilities, toilets, beds and overall cleanliness at the centres.