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The Madhya Pradesh government claims to have undertaken a number of measures to provide jobs to the labourers. (HT Photo)

‘No option left’: Labourers from Bundelkhand on the move again for jobs

Hindustan Times, Sagar | By Anupam Pateriya
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 01:56 PM IST
The migration is reported to have increased post-Diwali.
Labourers ride in the bucket of a payloader to their worksite after some restrictions were lifted during an extended nationwide lockdown.(REUTERS)
Labourers ride in the bucket of a payloader to their worksite after some restrictions were lifted during an extended nationwide lockdown.(REUTERS)

Odisha raises minimum wages of labourers

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 08:13 AM IST
The minimum rates of wages are all-inclusive rates including the basic rates, the cost of living allowances and the variable dearness allowance at Rs 0.90 paisa per point rise in All India Consumer Price Index number (base 2001-100).
Over 8,900 labourers arrived in Pune in last few days(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Over 8,900 labourers arrived in Pune in last few days(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

8,900 labourers arrived in Pune in last few days: Collector

Pune | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2020 02:23 PM IST
Following the resumption of rail services recently on some key routes, total 144 trains crossed the Pune railway station and nearly 23,000 passengers deboarded here, the collector told reporters on Monday.
Migrants walk along the Chennai-Kolkata highway to reach to their native places in Chhattisgarh .(PTI)
Migrants walk along the Chennai-Kolkata highway to reach to their native places in Chhattisgarh .(PTI)

In Chhattisgarh, psychologists to counsel labourers in quarantine centres

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2020 10:55 PM IST
The government also decided that the shops in the state will open six days a week with proper measures and precautions and the maximum number of industries in the state will be restarted as the lockdown ends.
On the fear of large-scale retrenchment, the minister said notices have been served on all the industries that no one should be expelled from the job.(Samir Jana/HT file photo. Representative image)
On the fear of large-scale retrenchment, the minister said notices have been served on all the industries that no one should be expelled from the job.(Samir Jana/HT file photo. Representative image)

DBT not possible for unorganised sector in Karnataka: Report

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 11:59 AM IST
A decision will be taken in this connection by the government in the next two days, to provide assistance to small enterprises to keep them afloat.
The state’s counsel added that as many migrants and labourers had no means to cook after the lockdown, it had started providing them free meals, three times a day, by setting up 4,000 distribution centres throughout the state.(PTI file photo)
The state’s counsel added that as many migrants and labourers had no means to cook after the lockdown, it had started providing them free meals, three times a day, by setting up 4,000 distribution centres throughout the state.(PTI file photo)

Bombay HC seeks report on 4,000 centres providing free meals to labourers and migrants

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 06:48 PM IST
On Wednesday, the state government informed a bench of justice A A Sayyed that it can implement the central government’s scheme but there was an apprehension that it would lead to hoarding and black marketing of the free ration.
The banjaras somehow managed to get food for two days. On Thursday, some local people gave them rice and vegetables.(Yogendra Kumar/HT photo. Image for representational purpose)
The banjaras somehow managed to get food for two days. On Thursday, some local people gave them rice and vegetables.(Yogendra Kumar/HT photo. Image for representational purpose)

Covid-19: With no trains, gypsies, labourers from north India stranded in Bengal towns

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 06:12 PM IST
There are women and children in the 23-member group that has taken shelter in the playground of Bani Mandir Railway School. One of the women is pregnant and there are some old people as well.
Kids at a makeshift school in tent city during Kumbh-2019. (HT File Photo)
Kids at a makeshift school in tent city during Kumbh-2019. (HT File Photo)

Labourers’ children set to get free education in Magh Mela area

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2020 03:03 PM IST
Kids will also be provided free-of-cost books, a pair of school uniform, sweater, school bag and stationery at makeshift schools in tent city. Read on to know more...
Migrant labourers who were working in Kashmir valley, flee from Kashmir as they arrive at the railway station to board a train to leave for their homes, in Jammu .(Hindustan Times Photo)
Migrant labourers who were working in Kashmir valley, flee from Kashmir as they arrive at the railway station to board a train to leave for their homes, in Jammu .(Hindustan Times Photo)

Labourers, migrants continue leaving J-K, 5,100 take special trains within three days

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Atish Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 11:53 AM IST
More trains will be pressed into service in Jammu region to ferry people, if required. Extra bogies are also being attached with trains, says Ferozepur DRM Rajesh Agarwal
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