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A huge rush of migrant workers at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal in New Delhi, days after the central government announced a nationwide lockdown to contain Covid-19, on March 28, 2020. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Govt may begin migrant data collection this week

By Zia Haq, Deeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 07:24 AM IST
The platform will allow migrants to register themselves and secure a unique ID to access the portal from a CSC. The CSCs are points of access to a host of government digital services across the country and there are nearly 400,000 of them.
Migrant workers wait for public transport at Kaushambi bus stand to return to their native place amid fears of a complete lockdown due to the sharp spike in coronavirus cases, in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Migrant workers wait for public transport at Kaushambi bus stand to return to their native place amid fears of a complete lockdown due to the sharp spike in coronavirus cases, in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Around 77,000 migrant workers sent home: Ghaziabad admin

PTI | , Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 05:45 AM IST
The number of workers returning home swelled due to rise in Covid-19 cases.
Covid-19 health workers take a rest in-between work in New Delhi, India, on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Manish Swarup / AP PHOTO)
Covid-19 health workers take a rest in-between work in New Delhi, India, on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Manish Swarup / AP PHOTO)

News updates from HT: Delhi struggles to keep up with ICU, oxygen demand

PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 08:50 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am on Tuesday. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Migrant workers wait for buses at Delhi Meerut Expressway, near Indirapuram, in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Migrant workers wait for buses at Delhi Meerut Expressway, near Indirapuram, in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Weekend curfews, restrictions across states spell bad news for migrant workers

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 12:48 PM IST
  • Lockdown like measures introduced by several state governments meant a loss of livelihood for many migrant workers working in India’s major cities.
Maharashtra, Nov 25 (ANI): COVID-19 tests being done on passengers arriving from Delhi, Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat, at a railway station in Mumbai on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Maharashtra, Nov 25 (ANI): COVID-19 tests being done on passengers arriving from Delhi, Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat, at a railway station in Mumbai on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)(HT_PRINT)

Migrants leave Gujarat amid Covid-19 surge, lockdown fears

PTI | , Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Government officials on Thursday claimed the number of those leaving was very low and people cannot be stopped from moving from one place to another.
The truck ran over the construction workers on the Kim-Mandvi road shortly after midnight(PTI)
The truck ran over the construction workers on the Kim-Mandvi road shortly after midnight(PTI)

14 migrant workers, a yr-old infant crushed by truck in Surat

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:27 AM IST
The incident took place near Kosamba village, around 60 km from Surat, when the truck driver apparently lost control over the vehicle after hitting a sugarcane laden tractor. The deceased included six men, eight women and a baby girl.
In Berhampur town of Ganjam district, a Covid-19 hotspot till last month, over 1,400 migrant workers queued up to board the Khurda Road-Ahmedabad express.(HT Photo)
In Berhampur town of Ganjam district, a Covid-19 hotspot till last month, over 1,400 migrant workers queued up to board the Khurda Road-Ahmedabad express.(HT Photo)

After 5 months, Odisha migrant workers leave for workplace in Gujarat via special trains

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 12:10 AM IST
Railways officials said the rush for seats in these trains is such that no seats are available till September 20.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is on a three-day visit to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI Photo)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is on a three-day visit to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI Photo)

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat seeks focus on jobs for migrants, urban labourers

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 09:48 AM IST
RSS cadre have been engaged in several welfare activities during the current crisis created by Covid-19 outbreak.
File photo: The northeastern railways (NER), Lucknow division has urged the Railway Board to increase the number of trains on these routes.(Rajkumar/HT photo)
File photo: The northeastern railways (NER), Lucknow division has urged the Railway Board to increase the number of trains on these routes.(Rajkumar/HT photo)

‘No room’: Trains bound for Mumbai, Delhi are running jam-packed

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Oliver Fredrick | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 04:20 PM IST
Railway officials say possible reverse migration of workers may have led to rise in passenger occupancy rate.
The rise in tractor sales in Bihar was due to not just the return of migrant workers but also because of a bumper rabi crop in the state(HT File Photot)
The rise in tractor sales in Bihar was due to not just the return of migrant workers but also because of a bumper rabi crop in the state(HT File Photot)

Returning migrant workers boost tractor sales in Bihar, state records highest June sales in country

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Rakesh Singh |Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 06:10 PM IST
Tractor dealers say that they are struggling to meet the demand in August which is generally considered lean for the sale of these farm machines.
According to two members of the panel, the social security fund or the unemployment fund can be created with contribution from employers and employees, through donations and even using CSR funds.(PTI)
According to two members of the panel, the social security fund or the unemployment fund can be created with contribution from employers and employees, through donations and even using CSR funds.(PTI)

House panel seeks inclusion of migrants in social security code

Hindustan Times | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 08:24 AM IST
The panel has also sought an expansion in the definition of migrant workers, adding that the proposed social security fund must cover all workers who are not covered under provident fund or Employees’ State Insurance.
File photo: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks to media during a press conference.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks to media during a press conference.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Madhya Pradesh govt’s employment initiative for migrant workers falls flat, private players show little interest

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 08:39 AM IST
The state government launched ‘Rozgar Setu’ web portal on June 10 to bring the migrant labourers and employers/job providers on a common platform so that the latter could choose the workforce as per their requirement.
Migrant workers arriving in Patna from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in May.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Migrant workers arriving in Patna from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in May.(HT FILE PHOTO)

In Bihar, 14,000 migrants seek counselling to overcome lockdown blues

Hindustan Tims, Patna | By Reena Sopam| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Most of them were reported to have been suffering from depression, anxiety, apprehensions and sleeplessness.
File photo: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(ANI)
File photo: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(ANI)

UP govt profiles returnee migrants into 93 categories as per their skills

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 02:07 PM IST
Of the total 37.61 lakh returnee migrants that the Yogi Adityanath government profiled in June to find them jobs according to their skill sets, some 20.37 lakh were found to be skilled.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

HRD Ministry issues guidelines to states, UTs regarding education of migrant workers’ children

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 05:47 PM IST
The states have been asked to prepare a database of children who have left the local area for their homes in other states or other parts of the same state.
File photo: Migrant workers queueing for a temperature check.(AFP)
File photo: Migrant workers queueing for a temperature check.(AFP)

Madhya Pradesh government constitutes commission for welfare of migrant workers

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 08:50 AM IST
The commission will work on the welfare of migrant labourers and their families, creation of employment opportunities and skill development.
The Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan will cover 116 districts spread across six states - Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha(Yogendra Kumar/HT File)
The Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan will cover 116 districts spread across six states - Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha(Yogendra Kumar/HT File)

‘Why this apathy’: TMC questions Centre on excluding Bengal from migrants’ employment scheme

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 09:42 PM IST
Bengal’s Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee alleged that the state had been “intentionally” left out of the PM Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan .
Builders’ body BAI intends to take the help of NGOs in finding unemployed youth from villages near Mumbai and train them in various trades such as carpentry, masonry, etc.(HT Photo)
Builders’ body BAI intends to take the help of NGOs in finding unemployed youth from villages near Mumbai and train them in various trades such as carpentry, masonry, etc.(HT Photo)

Builders’ body to train youth from villages near Mumbai to tackle labour shortage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 05:09 PM IST
The issue of lack of workforce is being faced by almost every industry ever since lakhs of migrant workers went back to their native towns and villages on Shramik Special trains started by the Indian Railways on May 1.
The restoration work on the river will likely continue in other parts of the state as well, creating more jobs including for migrant workers.(Reuters File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
The restoration work on the river will likely continue in other parts of the state as well, creating more jobs including for migrant workers.(Reuters File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

UP govt employs 300 workers under MNREGS on river restoration project

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The source of the 170 km long river is Dhannag lake, a pilgrimage centre on the Barabanki-Sitapur border. Authorities hope the restoration work will help in ensuring smooth flow of the river which ultimately merges with the Gomti river in Ayodhya.
Murshidabad is among the biggest contributors to the migrant workforce from Bengal. Every day, people in different community blocks of the district can be seen in long queues outside government health centres to procure fitness certificates. (HT Photo)
Murshidabad is among the biggest contributors to the migrant workforce from Bengal. Every day, people in different community blocks of the district can be seen in long queues outside government health centres to procure fitness certificates. (HT Photo)

‘Covid-free’ document in hand, Bengal migrants back to jobs in other states

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 03:54 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state leadership alleged that chief minister Mamata Banerjee wanted to stop the return of the migrants as it would expose the lack of job opportunities in her state.
Real estate body Naredco said in a statement on Tuesday that of the over 2.8 lakh labourers it had approached in Uttar Pradesh, 75,000 have so far agreed to work.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose in)
Real estate body Naredco said in a statement on Tuesday that of the over 2.8 lakh labourers it had approached in Uttar Pradesh, 75,000 have so far agreed to work.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose in)

75,000 migrant workers, who returned to UP during lockdown, sign up for real estate projects

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 11:11 AM IST
The state unit of National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) had, on May 29, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Uttar Pradesh government to provide employment to 2.5 lakh migrant workers who had returned to the state.
Migrants head to board Haryana Roadways buses that will ferry them to the railway station to board a Shramik Special train to Bihar’s Darbanga.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Migrants head to board Haryana Roadways buses that will ferry them to the railway station to board a Shramik Special train to Bihar’s Darbanga.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

From air tickets, free train travel to higher wages, employers try to bring back migrant workers

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad/Lucknow | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu/Urvashi Dev Rawal/Aneesha Sareen Kumar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 08:03 AM IST
As the industries and realty sector resumed operations in full swing from May 17, the employers tried to bring back workers, especially the skilled ones, who were needed to start work.
Migrants returning from Rajasthan leave after arriving on a Shramik Special at Patna Junction in Patna, Bihar on Tuesday.(Santosh Kumar/JT Photo)
Migrants returning from Rajasthan leave after arriving on a Shramik Special at Patna Junction in Patna, Bihar on Tuesday.(Santosh Kumar/JT Photo)

Covid-19 cases spike in 6 states as migrants return

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jamie Mullick
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 10:43 AM IST
UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Assam have registered a sharper rise in coronavirus cases than the rest of the country.

Amit Shah counters Bengal CM over ‘Corona Express’ jibe. Then a prediction

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Home minister Amit Shah was drawing attention to Bengal CM’s criticism of running migrant trains, accusing the railways of packing in most migrants in one train instead of running several of them.
Migrants stand in a queue at Central Railway Station to board a Shramik Special train for West Bengal during ongoing Covid-19 lockdown.(PTI)
Migrants stand in a queue at Central Railway Station to board a Shramik Special train for West Bengal during ongoing Covid-19 lockdown.(PTI)

‘58 lakh migrant workers ferried to native places till date, over 4,000 Shramik special trains operated’: Indian Railways

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Indian Railways has conducted the operation by running 4,286 Shramik special trains till now.
Migrant workers and their families outside the railway station waiting for arrangements to return home in Amritsar, Punjab on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Phot o)
Migrant workers and their families outside the railway station waiting for arrangements to return home in Amritsar, Punjab on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Phot o)

15 days enough time for states to send migrant workers home: Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 04:00 PM IST
The hearing comes days after the top court took suo moto cognisance of the issue and passed several orders to help migrants reach home.
Migrant workers aboard the Pushpak Express Special in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on June 3, 2020. They were on their way back to Bhopal where they were working before the nationwide lockdown was imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photo)
Migrant workers aboard the Pushpak Express Special in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on June 3, 2020. They were on their way back to Bhopal where they were working before the nationwide lockdown was imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photo)

‘Better to die of corona than hunger’: UP migrants head back to jobs in other cities

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Oliver Fredrick | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 11:28 PM IST
With the Indian Railways resuming partial services and running 200 special trains from June 1 following Unlock 1 when several curbs have been relaxed, migrants have started returning going back to their jobs in other cities as savings have dried up for many of them.
Indian Railways began running Shramik Special trains from May 1 to ferry back home migrant labourers stranded in various parts of the country due to the nationwide lockdown in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Indian Railways began running Shramik Special trains from May 1 to ferry back home migrant labourers stranded in various parts of the country due to the nationwide lockdown in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

With no new demand from govt, Shramik Special trains end run from Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:35 PM IST
From the five railway stations in Delhi, 242 of these special trains were run in the last one month. Of these, 111 took migrants to Bihar and 101 terminated in Uttar Pradesh.
The report contributes fatigue among bus and truck drivers, hired to transport migrants, combined with over speeding and poor engineering of roads as the top reason for deaths. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
The report contributes fatigue among bus and truck drivers, hired to transport migrants, combined with over speeding and poor engineering of roads as the top reason for deaths. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

198 migrant workers killed in road accidents during lockdown: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 05:44 PM IST
There were at least 1,461 accidents over the course of the nationwide lockdown - from March 25 to May 31 - in which at least 750 people were killed, including 198 migrant workers. There were 1,390 who got injured, according to the data.
According to a Bihar health department official, contraceptives are being distributed to migrant labourers going back home after institutional quarantine since there are chances of unwanted pregnancies.(PTI / Photo used for representational purpose only)
According to a Bihar health department official, contraceptives are being distributed to migrant labourers going back home after institutional quarantine since there are chances of unwanted pregnancies.(PTI / Photo used for representational purpose only)

Bihar distributes condoms to migrant workers going home after Covid-19 quarantine

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 05:31 PM IST
While health coordinators in Bihar have been distributing condoms at Covid-19 quarantine centres, ASHA workers have been distributing them during door-to-door screening of people in home quarantine.
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