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Government also launched a job programme, Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan for migrants to offer them works under 25 schemes worth Rs 50,000 crore.(File photo for representation)

Job woes abound in migrant hub

Hindustan Times, Katihar | By Aditya Nath Jha
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 04:53 AM IST
As part of the Union government’s relief programme, every migrant worker’s family gets 5 kg free foodgrain per head and maximum of 25 kg per family besides they got Rs 1000 under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana.
Bihar Minister Sanjay Jha.(HT file photo)
Bihar Minister Sanjay Jha.(HT file photo)

Issue of migrants will work to NDA’s advantage in Bihar polls: Sanjay Jha

Hindustan Times | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 07:57 AM IST
In an interview to Hindustan Times, Jha said the issue of migrant workers and the state’s Covid-19 response will work to the NDA’s advantage, contrary to the narrative the opposition is building.
Homeless persons and stranded migrant workers queue up to receive food in designated spots maintaining social distancing at Ramakrishna Ashram, in New Delhi on March 27, 2020.(Vipin Kumar / HT File Photo)
Homeless persons and stranded migrant workers queue up to receive food in designated spots maintaining social distancing at Ramakrishna Ashram, in New Delhi on March 27, 2020.(Vipin Kumar / HT File Photo)

Only quarter percent of 80 million migrants got govt food aid

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq and Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 10:02 AM IST
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had in May announced providing 800,000 tonne of emergency ration to the estimated 80 million migrants under the Union government’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat programme for distribution during May and June.
A man alleged to be a quack was issuing fake Covid-19 test reports to migrant labourers planning to travel to other states.(HT Photo/For representation only)
A man alleged to be a quack was issuing fake Covid-19 test reports to migrant labourers planning to travel to other states.(HT Photo/For representation only)

Ludhiana man booked for issuing fake Covid-19 certificates to migrants

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 09:46 PM IST
The police also informed the health department about the alleged quack and asked that his degrees be checked and action taken against him
Sonu Sood on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Sonu Sood on The Kapil Sharma Show.

The Kapil Sharma Show: Sonu Sood talks about why he began helping migrants, here are 5 best moments from the show

By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 02:25 PM IST
The Kapil Sharma Show was back on air after a gap of four months and gracing the episode was actor Sonu Sood. Watch him talk at length about his experience. See the show’s funniest moments too.
At a time when India has also imbibed self-reliance as the cornerstone of post-pandemic recovery, there is a need to seriously examine the implications of such a sentiment.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
At a time when India has also imbibed self-reliance as the cornerstone of post-pandemic recovery, there is a need to seriously examine the implications of such a sentiment.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

US to Haryana, backlash against migrants grows

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 11:44 AM IST
All are clear signs that the pandemic, and the economic disruption it has inflicted, has added to the already growing backlash against free movement of labour across the world.
The total credit will be disbursed over four years, starting with an initial sanction of Rs 10,000 crore in the current financial year and Rs. 30,000 crore each in the next three fiscal years.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
The total credit will be disbursed over four years, starting with an initial sanction of Rs 10,000 crore in the current financial year and Rs. 30,000 crore each in the next three fiscal years.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Cabinet approves agri fund, rental scheme for migrants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent s
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 01:20 AM IST
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced both plans in May as part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus and relief package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight the slowdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown.
From March 27 to the first week of June, around 3.5 million migrant workers have returned to Uttar Pradesh of which 1 million were from Bundelkhand’s districts of Jhansi, Lalitpur, Jaluan, Hamirpur, Banda, Mahoba and Chitrakoot(HT Photo)
From March 27 to the first week of June, around 3.5 million migrant workers have returned to Uttar Pradesh of which 1 million were from Bundelkhand’s districts of Jhansi, Lalitpur, Jaluan, Hamirpur, Banda, Mahoba and Chitrakoot(HT Photo)

HT Salutes: Helping migrants during a crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 05:57 AM IST
Jalaun lies in the plains of Bundelkhand, a region from where several thousand men and women migrate to Mumbai in Maharashtra, Surat and Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Bengaluru in Karnataka and other metropolises, in search of work.
The union skill development ministry has chalked out a plan to train at least 300,000 migrant workers(Hemant Mishra/Mint)
The union skill development ministry has chalked out a plan to train at least 300,000 migrant workers(Hemant Mishra/Mint)

Skill ministry plans to train 300,000 migrants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 06:36 AM IST
The training will be offered under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan. The special job scheme, kickstarted by PM Modi on June 20, aims to provide jobs in projects worth Rs 50,000 crore but it also has a training component for unskilled workers.
West Bengal could not be included in the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan, to provide employment to migrant workers, because the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government did not provide relevant data to the Centre, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.(PTI)
West Bengal could not be included in the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan, to provide employment to migrant workers, because the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government did not provide relevant data to the Centre, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.(PTI)

TMC govt failed to provide data on migrants, says FM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 01:29 AM IST
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) criticized the Centre on this issue. CPI(M) politburo member Md Salim said, “the BJP is not bothered about employment.”
Officials pointed out that the skill mapping exercise is on at a time when several migrant workers have returned through other means, and some are still on their way back to villages.(Sakib Ali/HT photo)
Officials pointed out that the skill mapping exercise is on at a time when several migrant workers have returned through other means, and some are still on their way back to villages.(Sakib Ali/HT photo)

Cooking to gym training, urban migrants did it all

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 06:34 AM IST
The skill mapping was conducted to roll out the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, the targeted programme for jobs to migrant workers in 116 districts that have received at least 25,000 migrant workers
Even though Article 19(1)(d) of the Constitution guarantees free movement and residence, states have enacted “reasonable restrictions” to disfavour non-resident migrants(AP)
Even though Article 19(1)(d) of the Constitution guarantees free movement and residence, states have enacted “reasonable restrictions” to disfavour non-resident migrants(AP)

Don’t discriminate against non-resident migrants | Opinion

By KP Krishnan and Anirudh Burman
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 07:30 PM IST
Create a legal regime that allows them to access safety, shelter and welfare services on equal terms as residents
The lockdown led to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, with millions of workers and their families frantically trying to return from their host states, predominantly in west and south India and key urban centres such as Delhi and Mumbai, to their villages in states in the north and east(REUTERS)
The lockdown led to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, with millions of workers and their families frantically trying to return from their host states, predominantly in west and south India and key urban centres such as Delhi and Mumbai, to their villages in states in the north and east(REUTERS)

Providing work to migrants | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 06:06 AM IST
GKRA can give relief, but more needs to be done
Actor Sikandar Kher says he is grateful for the very fact that he had a house to live in, in the lockdown.
Actor Sikandar Kher says he is grateful for the very fact that he had a house to live in, in the lockdown.

Sikandar Kher: I can only imagine what the migrants might be going through

By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Actor Sikandar Kher says that he realises the ‘privileged’ position he is in, considering he had even a house to be locked in during the lockdown.
The bus hit a divider before it overturned, Bilhaur SHO Santosh Kumar Awasthi said.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo (Representative Image))
The bus hit a divider before it overturned, Bilhaur SHO Santosh Kumar Awasthi said.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo (Representative Image))

18 migrants injured as bus overturns in UP’s Kanpur

Kanpur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 07:50 PM IST
Police said the bus was on its way to Bihar’s Muzaffarpaur from Delhi when its driver lost control over it due to the tyre burst near the Bilhaur area here. The bus hit a divider before it overturned, Bilhaur SHO Santosh Kumar Awasthi said.
The court has instructed that all schemes and employment opportunities available to migrant workers must be publicised; and there must be employment relief and skill mapping(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The court has instructed that all schemes and employment opportunities available to migrant workers must be publicised; and there must be employment relief and skill mapping(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Secure the future of migrants | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 07:00 PM IST
The executive and the judiciary must continue to focus on them
A bus is standing in Purnia’s village to ferry the migrant workers back.(HT photo)
A bus is standing in Purnia’s village to ferry the migrant workers back.(HT photo)

As India eases lockdown, migrants in Bihar leave state in search of work

Hindustan Times, Purnia | By Aditya Nath Jha
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 09:48 PM IST
Migrants moved back to their states after India implemented lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. Now as the lockdown restrictions eases across the nation, labourers leave their native states in search of work.
The maximum number of trains ended up in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and some 171 trains are scheduled to run in the coming days to transport the remaining migrant workers who remain stranded.
The maximum number of trains ended up in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and some 171 trains are scheduled to run in the coming days to transport the remaining migrant workers who remain stranded.

All states must create jobs for migrants: Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:24 AM IST
Solicitor general Tushar Mehta informed the Court that around 10 million migrant workers had been transported to their destinations in 4,228 Shramik Special trains between May 1 and June 3.
Migrants waiting to get screened before transit buses ferry them to railway stations to board Shramik Special trains.
Migrants waiting to get screened before transit buses ferry them to railway stations to board Shramik Special trains.

No more Shramik Specials, remaining migrants may take buses back home

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar & Vatsala Shrangi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 06:46 AM IST
Following the uncertainty over the next Shramik Special from Delhi, the few remaining migrants wanting to return home are now pooling in their savings to hire private buses or taking help of NGOs.
According to government officials, at least 50 amendments to the OSH code proposed by the House panel will be accepted to benefit migrant workers.(HT Photo)
According to government officials, at least 50 amendments to the OSH code proposed by the House panel will be accepted to benefit migrant workers.(HT Photo)

Social security ID for migrants on top of labour panel’s agenda

New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 05:59 AM IST
The standing committee on labour, in the backdrop of the misery confronted by unorganized sector workers in the past two months in the aftermath of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, will also push the government to provide a larger social security net that can help them tide over the difficult situation.
Mujibullah has been working 8-10 hours every day and can carry 50 kgs of weight.
Mujibullah has been working 8-10 hours every day and can carry 50 kgs of weight.

80-year-old coolie at Lucknow station helps migrants for free, wins hearts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Mujibullah is also helping by providing food and water to the passengers on trains.
New Delhi, India - May 29, 2020: Commuters seen on road amid rainfall, in Connaught Place, New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - May 29, 2020: Commuters seen on road amid rainfall, in Connaught Place, New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

UP government signs MoU with realtors to employ migrants who returned to their home towns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vinod Rajput, Noida
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 07:38 AM IST
A delegation of developers from Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway areas met the chief minister and assured him that they will employ the migrants, who have returned to their respective home towns from other states since March 25.
Actor Shakti Kapoor feels this problem could have been solved in a week’s time but people didn’t take action at the right time
Actor Shakti Kapoor feels this problem could have been solved in a week’s time but people didn’t take action at the right time

Shakti Kapoor: My heart cries looking at the condition of the migrants amid this crisis

Hindustan Times | By Sangeeta Yadav
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 12:13 PM IST
The actor says while he can’t do much except for donating money, he urges the Government to create an authorised NGO or pan-India initiative to ensure that help reaches out to them
Migrants wait for buses at Dharavi in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Migrants wait for buses at Dharavi in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

SC asks govts to arrange food, transportation for migrants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 02:53 AM IST
A three-judge bench of the top court headed by justice Ashok Bhushan issued notice to the central and state governments and ordered them to make immediate arrangements for the migrant workers’ transportation, food and shelter free of cost.
Delhi currently has 2,500 hunger centres that provide people in need with meals twice a day, Sisodia said.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Delhi currently has 2,500 hunger centres that provide people in need with meals twice a day, Sisodia said.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Around 271k migrants have left Delhi aboard 214 special trains: Sisodia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 01:52 AM IST
Under the rules drafted by the central government, the states send requests for trains to specific destinations to the Union rail ministry.
US presidential adviser Ivanka Trump’s praise of an Indian teenager’s bicycle ride home is drawing criticism in India for being insensitive to the plight of migrant workers struggling in a lockdown.(Bloomberg)
US presidential adviser Ivanka Trump’s praise of an Indian teenager’s bicycle ride home is drawing criticism in India for being insensitive to the plight of migrant workers struggling in a lockdown.(Bloomberg)

Ivanka Trump under fire for tweet on migrants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HTC and agencies, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 04:12 PM IST
“15-year-old Jyoti Kumari, carried her wounded father to their home village on the back of her bicycle covering +1,200 km over 7 days. This beautiful feat of endurance & love has captured the imagination of the Indian people and the cycling federation!” Ivanka, daughter of President Donald Trump, tweeted Friday.
Ameena serves food to migrants who have walked several kilometres trying to reach home.(HT Photos)
Ameena serves food to migrants who have walked several kilometres trying to reach home.(HT Photos)

Anganwadi worker on mission to feed migrants walking home

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Ameena Begum chose to celebrate her daughter’s birthday in a novel way. The anganwadi worker who earns around Rs 10,500 a month, distributed the ration to poor families and fed workers who were journeying home on foot during the lockdown.
East Central Railway (ECR) had tweeted that train number 09259 Bandra-Madhubani Shramik Special will arrive at Madhubani at 11.55pm on May 23.(PTI)
East Central Railway (ECR) had tweeted that train number 09259 Bandra-Madhubani Shramik Special will arrive at Madhubani at 11.55pm on May 23.(PTI)

No food and water, migrants aboard train to Bihar fume as it reaches Odisha

Hindustan Times, Darbhanga | By Bishnu K Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Officials at Darbhanga station confirmed that a train from Mumbai was expected to reach Darbhanga via Jhajha by midnight.
A migrant labourer and his son on their way to Giridh district, Jharkhand, Ranchi, May 15, 2020(Diwakar Prasad/HTPhoto)
A migrant labourer and his son on their way to Giridh district, Jharkhand, Ranchi, May 15, 2020(Diwakar Prasad/HTPhoto)

Centre’s Covid-19 report card: It recognised the threat, but slipped on migrants, economy

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:09 PM IST
As India prepares for the next phase in the battle, it should build on the strengths and remedy the weaknesses.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the officials to arrange buses for the migrant labourers from Odisha walking through the state till their state borders, apart from providing them food.(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the officials to arrange buses for the migrant labourers from Odisha walking through the state till their state borders, apart from providing them food.(PTI)

Jagan Reddy orders free food, transport for migrants returning home

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:46 PM IST
The chief minister, who reviewed the plight of migrant labourers at an official meeting on Sunday, directed that no migrant labourers should be seen walking their way to their native places.
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