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Tag: Migrant Workers

Continuing Migration Of Odisha Workers To Brick Kilns Indicates Severe Governance Deficit
Governance Deficit Fuelling Migration Of Odisha Workers To Brick Kilns!

Migration to work in brick kilns demonstrates human distress in most acute form. Children too are engaged in brick making while they ought to have been in school.

Terror In Kashmir !!
Targeted Killings In J&K: Migrant Workers Flee Kashmir Out Of Fear

Panic has gripped Kashmir valley after the targeted killings of non-Kashmiris by terrorists over last few days. Out of fear, a group of migrants from Rajasthan who were working in Kashmir's Srinagar are returning to their native places.

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Odisha Migrant Workers Paid Peanuts?
94% Unorganised Workforce In Odisha Earn Less Than 10k Per Month, 2nd Poorest In Country

Odisha is behind states like Bihar, UP, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Study reports blame it on low education level, poor vocational training and high poverty among SC/ST/OBCs

Odisha Migrant Workers Stuck In Bahrain
‘Tortured’ In Foreign Land, Hundreds Of Odisha Migrant Workers Urge Govt For Rescue

Hundreds of migrant workers from Odisha stuck in the Gulf country of Bahrain request the Odisha government to rescue them alleging inhuman behaviour by the authorities of the private company they are working

MGNREGA Scheme Or Scam: No End To Sufferings Of Job Card Holders In Odisha
MGNREGA Scheme Or Scam: No End To Sufferings Of Job Card Holders In Odisha

All efforts of the job card holders to get their outstanding payment are allegedly going in vain even after expressing their plight to the Grama Sathi and even the Block Development Officer (BDO). 

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Process Of Registration Of Migrant Workers Needs To Be Expedited: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said the process of registration of migrant workers is very slow and it must be expedited so that benefit of schemes can be extended to them amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Covid Centre Inmates Protest Over ‘Lack Of Food’ In Gajapati 

The Odisha government’s tall claim of ensuring adequate facilities for returnees from other States fell flat after a number of migrants workers reportedly staged a protest alleging irregular serving of food at a centre in Gajapati district on Sunday. 

Migrant Exodus
2020 Rerun! Migrant Exodus Begins Amid Fear Of Another Lockdown

India is, unfortunately, witnessing a rerun of last year’s events. Migrant workers have started returning to their home states fearing another lockdown. Hundreds and thousands of migrants were seen flocking back to the native places after enforcement of curfew and lockdown in some states to curtail the spread of Covid-19. However, addressing the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged migrant workers to stay where they are. The PM assured them that their livelihood will not be affected by the pandemic and that they will soon be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Odisha: 12-Fold Increase In Covid-19 Cases In 20 Days

Bhubaneswar: From 394 positive cases on April 1, 2021 to 4761 at the end of April 20, Odisha witnessed a worrisome trend with 12-fold increase in the new cases in…

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Minor Odisha Migrant Workers Thrashed By Middleman At Andhra Brick Kiln, Video Goes Viral

Bolangir: A middleman from Kantabanji area in the district has been detained by the police for allegedly beating up two minor boys mercilessly at a brick kiln in Andrha Pradesh…

Truck Crushes 15 Migrant Workers To Death In Gujarat

Surat: Fifteen migrant labourers from Rajasthan sleeping by the roadside in Gujarat’s Surat district died on Tuesday after a truck ran over them, police said. The tragedy took place near Kosamba village, around 60 km from Surat, police said. The truck driver, who apparently lost control over the vehicle after hitting a sugarcane laden tractor, […]

Migrant workers rescued
Odisha: 8 Children Among 29 Rescued While Trafficked To AP

Bolangir: Despite the tall claims of the State government on strict enforcement of laws to curb the trafficking of people to and from Odisha to work as migrant labourers, the illegal activities continue unabated in the district. In another such case, as many as 29 migrant workers including eight children and 11 women were rescued […]

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Odisha: 21 Migrant Workers Rescued While Being Taken To Andhra

Bolangir: Despite the tall claims of the government on enforcement of strict laws to curb trafficking of migrant labourers to and from Odisha, the illegal activities continue unabated in many parts of the State. As many as 21 migrant labourers including four women and 17 men were rescued from Kantabanji railway station while they were […]

Tamil Nadu Bus Carrying Bihari Migrant Workers Stopped At Soro By Sarpanch

Soro: A bus which was supposed to ferry migrant workers back to Tamil Nadu from Balasore District, Soro has been halted by the local village Sarpanch. The bus has come all the way from the southern state to pick migrant workers. According to sources, the bus didn’t have a Covid travel pass and was carrying […]

Odisha: Special Trains For Migrant Workers To Run From Today; Know The Routes And Timings
Odisha: Special Trains For Migrant Workers From Today; Know The Routes And Timings

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to enable the migrant workers return to their respective outstation workplaces, the Railways will run special trains from Odisha starting today. According to Railways sources, these trains will start from Khordha Road to Gujarat and will halt at Berhampur station in Ganjam, one of the worst COVID-19 affected districts in the […]

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Sonu Sood Accommodates 20,000 Homeless Migrants After Providing Jobs

Mumbai: Actor Sonu Sood on Monday announced that he is offering accommodation to 20,000 migrant workers in Noida. The actor, who was in the national spotlight for his work in helping migrants reach their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, shared the news on Instagram. Sood, 47, also said these workers have also been provided jobs […]

Odisha Govt Assistance Eludes Over 74,000 Construction Workers!

Jajpur: Despite State government’s tall claims of providing employment to scores of people who returned to Odisha from other States due to the pandemic lockdown, a whopping 74,000 construction workers in Jajpur district are reportedly yet to receive the assistance announced by the government. Keeping the pandemic in view, the Odisha government, in April, had […]

Sonu Sood To Pen Book On Experience Of Helping Migrants Amid COVID Crisis

Mumbai: Actor Sonu Sood is now all set to come up with a book recounting his experience of helping migrant workers reach their hometowns during the Covid lockdown. “The past three and half months have been a kind of a life-changing experience for me, living with the migrants for 16 to 18 hours a day […]

PM Modi Launches Rs 50,000-Crore Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan For Migrant Workers

New Delhi: Village, villagers and migrants – the tone of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of Rs 50,000 cr Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan – a rural mega job scheme targeted at returnee migrant workers was loud and clear. Hailing the role played by villages in successfully containing the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister […]

UP Creates Maximum Employment For Migrants, What About Odisha?

Lucknow/Bhubaneswar: Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the biggest contributor to employment generation in the country. The state has ensured employment to more than 57 lakh unskilled workers who are now engaged in various projects under MGNREGS, State Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi said. With 57.2 lakh people involved in one or the other project, […]

Shramik Special Trains Can Be Provided In 24 Hours Of Request

New Delhi: As the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked states to send migrant workers back to their native places within 15 days, the Indian Railways said it could provide the Shramik special trains within 24 hours of the receipt of request from state governments. “Indian Railways is committed to continue providing comfortable and safe movement […]

Odisha Evacuates 180 Stranded Migrant Workers From Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday airlifted 180 migrant workers from Andaman and Nicobar Islands as part of its efforts to bring back all stranded Odias from different parts of the country, officials said. A special Air Asia flight carrying the migrants from Port Blair airport landed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. Special […]

Cyclone Amphan: Odisha govt advises migrants against returning home in coastal districts

Bhubaneswar: With cyclone Amphan set to hit Odisha shores, the state government has asked officials to discourage migrants from returning to their hometown in coastal districts and insisted that food and accommodation arrangements be made for them. Additional Chief Secretary and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena, in an advisory issued on Tuesday, said […]

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Centre asks states to operate more Shramik Special trains, issues SOP for travel

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for transportation of stranded migrant workers between states, which will designate nodal authorities and make necessary arrangements for receiving and sending them, amid the novel coronavirus-induced lockdown. While issuing the revised SOP, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said for running ‘Shramik’ special trains, […]

Odisha Govt Will Be Responsible If Any Migrant Dies Travelling Home On Foot: LoP Pradipta Naik

Bhubaneswar: As thousands of migrants and other daily wage labourers continue to set out on foot to return to their homes in Odisha from different States and many others exiting Odisha for their homeward journey amid the nationwide lockdown, Leader of the Opposition, Pradipta Naik today stated that the State government will be responsible for […]