A crisis like never before, this pandemic has struck dread in the minds of Dhanu Pradhan and millions of other labourers who migrate to Surat, Mumbai, Chennai and many other distant trade and commercial hubs beyond the boundaries of state to earn a livelihood.
Amid Covid lockdown restrictions, alleged trafficking of labourers have once again exposed the plights of migrants in the State. This time, as many as 18 labourers were detained by B. Singpur police while they were boarding a bus from Nuaguda village in Katharagada panchayat of Koraput district to Tiruchur area in Tamil Nadu.
Nuapada: In a horrific tale of labour migration and subsequent torture, the body of a woman labourer Bilasini Bagfrom Nuapada district has been allegedly detained by her employer in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Six other family members of Bilasini have also been held captive by the concerned brick kiln owner. As per reports, the brick kiln […]
Bolangir: Barely three days after Odisha government announced a new livelihood package to curb labour migration, 41 bonded labourers were rescued while they were being allegedly trafficked from Kantabanji area in Bolangir district. According to reports, Kantabanji police rescued the 41 labourers including 10 minors when they were being taken to Berhampur by a middleman […]
Bhubaneswar: Mentioning that the labour department will come under the ambit of ‘Mo Sarkar’ in January 2020, State Minister Sushant Singh today chalked out strategies to curb the ‘illegal’ labour migration from various districts of Odisha. Speaking to media persons after a conference of the District Labour Officers in Bhubaneswar, Singh said that the state […]
Bhubaneswar: Special drive by Odisha Police against illegal labour trafficking has gained momentum with the cops arresting 50 agents and middlemen following raids in several districts. So far 91 persons have been arrested from different parts of the State during the special drive by Odisha Police. As per senior police officials, special raids were conducted […]
Bolangir: Once again the horrific repercussions of labour migration and human trafficking has come to fore from Odisha’s Bolangir district where a bonded labourer allegedly died in ‘captivity’ of an exploitative agent. The deceased has been identified as Kenalu Mallick. As per reports, one agent Khyamanidhi had brought Kenalu and other some labourers from Barpali […]
Bhubaneswar: Within days of torture of Sundergarh labourers in Andhra Pradesh, another poignant tale of mental and physical torture of two Dhenkanal girls in Mumbai has surfaced. Both the girls from Kankadahad area were allegedly forced to work for 18 to 20 hours per day after they were taken to the financial capital by agent […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today decided to work out a definite action plan with credit linkage support to deal with the migration of labourers from the state. The decision in this regard was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by chief secretary A P Padhi. The proposed action plan would have credit linkage support for the […]