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Rajasthan makes arrangements for safe passage of migrants

Ashok Gehlot plans to carry this out in a phased manner with proper protocols in place

Sabrangindia 27 Apr 2020

RajasthanImage Courtesy:hindustantimes.com

Rajasthan government has decided to make arrangement for passage of migrant workers to and from Rajasthan, in a phased manner. Ashok Gehlot, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, has said that he wants to send all migrants safely back to their native states after he receives the support from leaders of other states.

On April 25, Gehlot tweeted from his official account saying, "Since Day one I have been saying a strategy must be devised for a smooth movement of migrant workers stranded across the country, but unfortunately there is no clarity on the same." He added, "Planned strategy with unified command structure of communication to the states can be more fruitful instead of Un-officially communicating to different states by different officers such as MHA and Cabinet secretariat to facilitate movement of Students and Migrant workers."

The Chief Secretary of the state said that he was coordinating wit his counterparts in other states to ensure the safe passage of migrants.

This explains the notification issued by the Zilla Parishad, Barmer dated April 25 which asks Panchayat Samitis to make a list of all such migrant labours who wish to come back to their native places in Barmer.

The notification may be read here:

There is a registration process that has been brought in place whereby migrant workers hailing from Rajasthan are required to register on emitra.rajasthan.gov.in portal, e-mitra mobile app or e-mitra kiosk, or at helpline number 18001806127. All this while maintaining social distancing norms and ensuring sufficient arrangement of screening of incoming population, emphasized Gehlot.

Gehlot also appealed to villagers to inform the local administration about people coming from outside so quarantine rules can be enforced. He accepted that sending migrant labourers back home and getting their own migrant population back was a major challenge but following proper protocols and carrying out the exercise in a phased manner was the way out.

States like Uttar Pradesh have also started bringing their migrant population back. In UP, the first batch of 2224 workers arrived from Haryana and is set to bring 11,000 more such workers.

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Rajasthan makes arrangements for safe passage of migrants

Ashok Gehlot plans to carry this out in a phased manner with proper protocols in place

RajasthanImage Courtesy:hindustantimes.com

Rajasthan government has decided to make arrangement for passage of migrant workers to and from Rajasthan, in a phased manner. Ashok Gehlot, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, has said that he wants to send all migrants safely back to their native states after he receives the support from leaders of other states.

On April 25, Gehlot tweeted from his official account saying, "Since Day one I have been saying a strategy must be devised for a smooth movement of migrant workers stranded across the country, but unfortunately there is no clarity on the same." He added, "Planned strategy with unified command structure of communication to the states can be more fruitful instead of Un-officially communicating to different states by different officers such as MHA and Cabinet secretariat to facilitate movement of Students and Migrant workers."

The Chief Secretary of the state said that he was coordinating wit his counterparts in other states to ensure the safe passage of migrants.

This explains the notification issued by the Zilla Parishad, Barmer dated April 25 which asks Panchayat Samitis to make a list of all such migrant labours who wish to come back to their native places in Barmer.

The notification may be read here:

There is a registration process that has been brought in place whereby migrant workers hailing from Rajasthan are required to register on emitra.rajasthan.gov.in portal, e-mitra mobile app or e-mitra kiosk, or at helpline number 18001806127. All this while maintaining social distancing norms and ensuring sufficient arrangement of screening of incoming population, emphasized Gehlot.

Gehlot also appealed to villagers to inform the local administration about people coming from outside so quarantine rules can be enforced. He accepted that sending migrant labourers back home and getting their own migrant population back was a major challenge but following proper protocols and carrying out the exercise in a phased manner was the way out.

States like Uttar Pradesh have also started bringing their migrant population back. In UP, the first batch of 2224 workers arrived from Haryana and is set to bring 11,000 more such workers.

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