Assam’s workers in large proportion are stranded in Mizoram due to a nationwide lockdown imposed by the central government in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.
As far as the media reports are concerned, the total number of migrant workers stranded in the state is more than 10000 and most of them are employed in industries or unorganized sectors.
Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana has guaranteed that the state government will organise the food and shelter requirements to all the stranded migrant workers.
Mizoram Home Department ordered all the district-level task forces on COVID-19 to look into the relief measures for migrant workers in their respective areas.
All relief measures for the migrant workers will be spent on behalf of the state which can be easily be recovered from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).
The Union Home Ministry has even instructed state/UT Governments to ensure adequate arrangements of temporary shelters, and provision of food for the poor and needy people, including migrant labourers, stranded due to lockdown measures in their respective areas.