New Delhi/Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government has arranged free food, health tests and transportation of migrant labourers passing through the state. Raipur’s self-help groups and social organisations are also taking part in relief work on Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’ instructions.
The Chhattisgarh government has decided to take the migrant workers to their state borders safely. Arrangements have also been made to send labourers reaching Chhattisgarh on way to their home states to their native district.
“A stall has been set up at Tatibandh by the Health Department to monitor health of migrant workers. Food, breakfast and drinking water are being provided free to them under the banner of Smart City, on behalf of the Raipur District Administration,” the Chief Minister said.
The migrants are also being provided slippers. The Tatibandh Gurudwara Management Committee too is providing free food.
All these are proving a pleasant surprise for workers reaching Tatibandh through trucks and other vehicles from Pune and Hyderabad and other places.
Anand Gop and Kaate Kumbhakara, hailing from Aasura village of the West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, said they worked in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Due to the lockdown, they became jobless and reached the Baganadhi border in a truck.
They were brought to Tatibandh by bus, arranged by the state government. Chhattisgarh had arranged buses for people like them to go to different parts of Jharkhand, they said.
The state government has also decided to provide Chhattisgarh migrants, arriving from different states, free 5 kg grain per family member in May and June.