Migrant workers

Adityanath had on Monday said that the state government will provide social security and insurance to labourers and no state can take manpower from Uttar Pradesh without his government's permission.

During the course of a meeting, the Chief Minister had ordered the formation of the Commission and asked all officials to ensure suitable employment is provided to all workers, numbering close to 23 lakhs, who have returned to Uttar Pradesh.

An average of 260 passenger trains were run in the last four days. There are plans to run 2,600 trains in the next 10 days and we will be able to take 36 lakh more people to their destinations.

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As the first phase of lockdown was enforced from March 25, hundreds of migrants labourers, who used to do daily wage jobs in cities started to march towards their native places on foot as public transport was suspended.

The data shows that highest number of Shramik trains originated from Gujarat, followed by Maharashtra (429) and Punjab (265).

We should try to understand the ground reality, and not panic. Be it Maharashtra or any other state, we should exercise caution. There have been guidelines set out by MHA and the state government. This is not the time to pinpoint," said the minister.

The data shows that highest number of Shramik trains originated from Gujarat (633 trains), followed by Maharashtra (371) and Punjab (247).

The allocation will ease the hardships faced by migrants and stranded migrants due to economic disruption caused by COVID-19.

Priyanka Gandhi said that migrant workers, who are the backbone of the country, are struggling to get back to their homes amid the lockdown induced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.