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Wages and other works will be made available to migrant labourers

20 May 2020
Wages and other works will be made available to migrant labourers

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that all migrant labourers should be registered so that their job cards can be made and they can be given work under MNREGA. It should be clearly mentioned in the registration that the worker is skilled, unskilled, or semi-skilled. Based on their skills, they will be employed in various industries and other activities. Every labourer will be given work according to his ability.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was reviewing the situation and arrangements of Corona in the state today through video conferencing. Health Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, DGP Shri Vivek Johri, ACS Health Shri Mohammad Suleman etc. were present on the occasion.

Number of infected areas decline

Additional Chief Secretary Health Shri Suleman said that the number of corona infected areas has come down in the state. Now these areas have become 701. Total 10 districts of the state are infection free, in which no cases of Corona have been reported in Katni, Narsinghpur and Balaghat. In the remaining seven districts including Agar-Malwa, Alirajpur, Anuppur, Chhindwara, Harda, Shahdol and Shajapur there were Corona cases earlier, but now they have become infection free.

Khargone which was red zone earlier is now green

During the review of Khargone district, it was told that earlier Khargone district was in the Red Zone, but now it has come into the Green Zone. There were 114 Corona patients in the district, of whom 87 have been discharged and returned home. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that total care should continue to be taken, so that infection does not spread.

No farmer should be deprived, other people should not be allowed to sell wheat

During the review of wheat procurement, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that it should be ensured that in every district, no eligible farmer is deprived of selling his wheat on support price, and no random person can sell wheat. Strict action should be taken against wrongdoers. Principal Secretary Shri Shiv Shekhar Shukla informed that so far 98 lakh 14 thousand metric tonnes of wheat has been procured from 13 lakh 60 thousand farmers in the state. Out of the wheat procured, around 85 percent that is 83 lakh 32 thousand metric tonnes have been transported and stored. Besides, Rs 11 thousand 500 crore have also been paid to 10 lakh 8 thousand farmers.

Total 4 lakh 63 thousand labourers return

On the return of migrant labourers to the state, Additional Chief Secretary Shri ICP Keshari said that so far a total of 4 lakh 63 thousand labourers have returned to Madhya Pradesh by trains and buses. Currently, the return of about 50 thousand labourers is likely. Out of these, 1 lakh 35 thousand labourers have come by trains and 3 lakh 28 thousand labourers have come in buses. Till date, a total of 107 trains have brought labourers and so far the demand for 125 trains has been sent to the Railways. As many as 850 buses have been deployed to bring labourers of other states to the state’s border.

CM Shri Chouhan will hold discussion with sarpanchs on May 22

It was informed that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will hold a discussion with the sarpanchs of the state through video conferencing on May 22. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Manoj Shrivastava informed that MNREGA job cards will be distributed to labourers who will also be present on the occasion