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The court also asked state governments and Centre to list all schemes of employment for workers who have returned and open counseling centres at block/district level to ensure they are informed of their benefits under various schemes.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Supreme Court directs states, union territories to facilitate return of migrant workers within 15 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Posted by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 11:28 AM IST
The government has also been asked to provide information to migrant workers about employment opportunities and facilitate those who wish to return to their place of original employment.
The returnees, all residents of the state’s Santhal Pargana region, were sent home in sanitised buses.(HTphoto)
The returnees, all residents of the state’s Santhal Pargana region, were sent home in sanitised buses.(HTphoto)

55 migrant workers fly home to Jharkhand from Leh

Ranchi, Jharkhand | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2020 10:40 AM IST
According to the state government norms, all 55 migrant workers will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.
Thousands of workers from the Santhal Pargana region of the state have been going to Leh-Ladakh since 1970s for construction works, particularly roads on difficult terrains and peaks.(ANI)
Thousands of workers from the Santhal Pargana region of the state have been going to Leh-Ladakh since 1970s for construction works, particularly roads on difficult terrains and peaks.(ANI)

Migrants to get 20% wage hike, other benefits after Jharkhand-BRO agreement

Ranchi, Jharkhand | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 10:30 AM IST
A total of 11,815 labourers from the Santhal Pargana region of the state will get an opportunity to work for the BRO with full benefits after a written agreement was reached between the authorities of BRO and the state government, it said.
Will the workers stay in their villages or will they return to the cities once the coronavirus pandemic is no longer an ever-present threat?(REUTERS)
Will the workers stay in their villages or will they return to the cities once the coronavirus pandemic is no longer an ever-present threat?(REUTERS)

Create opportunities for migrants back home

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Many of the migrants who have returned are, in fact, craftspeople. Crafts provide the second-largest source of livelihood in India and are a source of employment even in the most remote parts of the country
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday also reviewed the works of UPSRTC and expressed his satisfaction over its operations in ferrying the migrant workers from various states during the Covid lockdown.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday also reviewed the works of UPSRTC and expressed his satisfaction over its operations in ferrying the migrant workers from various states during the Covid lockdown.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)

Around 31 Lakh migrant workers returned to Uttar Pradesh: Report

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 12:04 PM IST
Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awsathi said about 31 lakh people have come to the state by trains and other means.
Hearing screams of passengers, villagers rushed to the scene and pulled them out.(HT file photo/ Sunil Ghosh)
Hearing screams of passengers, villagers rushed to the scene and pulled them out.(HT file photo/ Sunil Ghosh)

UP: 35 migrants injured after bus falls into ditch

Etawah, Uttar Pradesh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 11:14 AM IST
The incident took place on Thursday at about 11 pm when the bus driver lost control and the vehicle fell into a roadside ditch.
More than seven lakh people of Jharkhand work in states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Nagaland.(ANI)
More than seven lakh people of Jharkhand work in states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Nagaland.(ANI)

Labourers in Jharkhand need to give details to govt before going to work outside state: Hemant Soren

Ranchi, Jharkhand | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 10:16 AM IST
The move comes after the government underwent a tedious process of registering stranded migrant workers to facilitate their return to Jharkhand from far-off places such as Ladakh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
So far, more than 500 stranded workers have been ferried by chartered flights to Jharkhand and Odisha from Mumbai since May 28.(ANI)
So far, more than 500 stranded workers have been ferried by chartered flights to Jharkhand and Odisha from Mumbai since May 28.(ANI)

NLS alumni arrange chartered flight to ferry 180 migrant workers to Raipur from Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Karnataka | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 02:14 PM IST
The flight was sponsored by Ajay Bahl, the managing partner of a leading law firm, whereas the NLS Alumni team liaised with the Chhattisgarh government to ensure that the workers could reach their homes from Raipur.
The districts like Kannauj, Auraiyya, Farrukhabad, Unnao, Etawah, Sultanpur, Firozabad, Basti and Ayodhya are now reporting more corona cases.(HT photo/ Gurminder Singh)
The districts like Kannauj, Auraiyya, Farrukhabad, Unnao, Etawah, Sultanpur, Firozabad, Basti and Ayodhya are now reporting more corona cases.(HT photo/ Gurminder Singh)

Coronavirus creeps into UP’s rural areas now

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:41 AM IST
According to health experts, the rise in coronavirus cases is mainly due to the return of migrant workers, especially those who escaped medical screening or were asymptomatic.
So far, 28 to 29 lakh migrants have reached Bihar in its biggest ever evacuation exercise.(HT photo/ Santosh Kumar)
So far, 28 to 29 lakh migrants have reached Bihar in its biggest ever evacuation exercise.(HT photo/ Santosh Kumar)

Bihar government closes migrants’ registration for quarantine

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 02:59 PM IST
More than 8.77 lakh people have been discharged from quarantine centres after completing the 14-day quarantine period.
File photo: BSP Supremo Mayawati.(ANI)
File photo: BSP Supremo Mayawati.(ANI)

What BSP chief Mayawati said on George Floyd’s ‘killing by police’

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 02:25 PM IST
Floyd, a 46-year-old restaurant worker from Houston, died in Minneapolis on Monday after a white police officer pinned him to the ground. The killing has sparked massive protests across US.
The Prime Minister said the Indian Railways is working round the clock in their efforts to help the poor and the migrant labourers.(PTI)
The Prime Minister said the Indian Railways is working round the clock in their efforts to help the poor and the migrant labourers.(PTI)

Pain of poor and migrants can’t be expressed in words: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 12:19 PM IST
Millions of migrant workers were left jobless by the lockdown, which is aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus disease, and have walked thousands of miles home, many dying in accidents along the way.
File photo of Samajwadi Party National President Akhilesh Yadav addressing a press conference.(ANI)
File photo of Samajwadi Party National President Akhilesh Yadav addressing a press conference.(ANI)

Despite UP govt having over 70,000 buses, labourers had to walk home: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by:Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 10:13 AM IST
The dream of poor, farmers and labourers have shattered. The trust of the country’s citizens has broken, SP’s Akhilesh Yadav said.
The returnees will be sent by buses to their respective districts after health test.(ANI)
The returnees will be sent by buses to their respective districts after health test.(ANI)

After Leh, Jharkhand govt flies 180 migrants from Andaman in charter flight

Ranchi, Jharkhand | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 09:34 AM IST
Nearly 4.5 lakh of around 7 lakh migrant workers spread across the country have reached Jharkhand since May 1 by special trains, buses and now flights.
As millions of daily-wage workers who lost their livelihoods in the aftermath of the Covid-19 lockdown travel by Shramik Special trains to their states of domicile, a protocol has been put in place for transporting and handling the workers.(AP Photo)
As millions of daily-wage workers who lost their livelihoods in the aftermath of the Covid-19 lockdown travel by Shramik Special trains to their states of domicile, a protocol has been put in place for transporting and handling the workers.(AP Photo)

States flag missing details of returning migrant workers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 04:17 AM IST
At recent meetings between the Centre and the states on the migrant workers, at least three states flagged the problem, officials aware of the matter said on condition of anonymity.
Child rights NGOs have expressed concern over migrant children dropping out due to closure of schools.(AP file photo)
Child rights NGOs have expressed concern over migrant children dropping out due to closure of schools.(AP file photo)

Migrant children at risk of dropping out of school after moving back to hometowns: Experts

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Kamal Gaur, Deputy Director - Education at Save the Children, said Covid-19 has not just been a health emergency but also an education disaster.
At least seven people were injured when a bus carrying West Bengal-bound migrants(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times (Representational image))
At least seven people were injured when a bus carrying West Bengal-bound migrants(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times (Representational image))

7 hurt as bus carrying migrants from Kerala to Bengal overturns in Odisha

Balasore | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 11:20 AM IST
The bus carrying 38 passengers was on its way to Kolkata when it skidded off the National Highway 16 and overturned near Balasore town, causing injuries to seven persons, a police official said.
Around 9.1 million migrant workers have already returned to their homes.(AP)
Around 9.1 million migrant workers have already returned to their homes.(AP)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Govt may plan scheme for welfare, jobs of migrants and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 08:59 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Solicitor General of India says 9.1 million across India; Uttar Pradesh says it has seen the return of 1.8 million; and Bihar says 1 million.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The Solicitor General of India says 9.1 million across India; Uttar Pradesh says it has seen the return of 1.8 million; and Bihar says 1 million.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 07:38 AM IST
There have been sporadic news reports of how the return of migrants has caused a spike in cases in some states.
Migrant workers in Mumbai wait to catch a bus to the Bandra railway station on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT)
Migrant workers in Mumbai wait to catch a bus to the Bandra railway station on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT)

Migrants can’t be made to pay for travel, says Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 12:08 AM IST
The Supreme Court issued a seven-point interim order that said it was the job of the state to provide them food and transport and that they cannot be charged for their travel.
Migrants arrive to board a transit bus at Botanical Garden, which will ferry them to the railway station for West Bengal bound Shramik Special train, in Noida on Thursday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Migrants arrive to board a transit bus at Botanical Garden, which will ferry them to the railway station for West Bengal bound Shramik Special train, in Noida on Thursday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

GB Nagar sent over 1 lakh migrants home on 59 trains in last 12 days

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Sanjeev K Jha, Noida
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 09:42 AM IST
The police chief said around 25,000 migrant workers, who hailed from Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and were working in the district, have also been sent by buses to their native places.
Migrants wait to get screened and register for transit buses that will ferry them to railway stations for Shramik Special trains, at Vasant Kunj in New Delhi on Thursday.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Migrants wait to get screened and register for transit buses that will ferry them to railway stations for Shramik Special trains, at Vasant Kunj in New Delhi on Thursday.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Centre may focus on states with more Covid-19 cases, migrants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 07:53 AM IST
Internal discussions between home and health ministries and the Indian Council of Medical Research have started on the contours of the next phase of the exit from the lockdown.
Tushar Mehta also said a section of people active on social media, who are writing article and giving interviews, have failed to acknowledge the government’s efforts.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT photo)
Tushar Mehta also said a section of people active on social media, who are writing article and giving interviews, have failed to acknowledge the government’s efforts.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT photo)

Local instigation led to exodus of labourers, SG tells top court

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 08:20 AM IST
SG also maintained that some “high courts are running parallel governments”, in an apparent reference to courts in Gujarat, Chennai, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh that passed directions to states and the Centre on the issue.
Gahlot who turned out to be a good Samaritan, arranged for their stay and food in Delhi during the lockdown.(HT Photo)
Gahlot who turned out to be a good Samaritan, arranged for their stay and food in Delhi during the lockdown.(HT Photo)

10 Bihar migrant workers fly back home as employer plays Good Samaritan

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The 10 migrant workers from Shreepur Gahar village of Khanpur block in Samastipur district were stuck in Delhi during the lockdown, as they stayed back to complete some unfinished work in the fields.
Kerala will increase its tests by this weekend from a daily figure of 1,500-1,800 to 3000.(PTI)
Kerala will increase its tests by this weekend from a daily figure of 1,500-1,800 to 3000.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: 84 new Covid-19 cases in Kerala, CM slams critics for running down state and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
Migrant workers and their families wait to get on a bus to reach a railway station to board a train to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, May 26, 2020.(REUTERS)
Migrant workers and their families wait to get on a bus to reach a railway station to board a train to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, May 26, 2020.(REUTERS)

NHRC issues notices to Centre, Rlys, Gujarat and Bihar over migrants’ woes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 08:15 PM IST
In a statement, it observed that the “state has failed to protect the lives of the poor labourers onboard the trains”.
About 200 migrant workers have perished in tragedies during the lockdown.(PTI Photo)
About 200 migrant workers have perished in tragedies during the lockdown.(PTI Photo)

Explainer: Migrant workers to get social security in the new avatar of 1979 law that was not so effective

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Chetan Chauhan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 06:35 PM IST
The need for effective protection cover for the migrant workers has been brought to sharp relief by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the coronavirus lockdown, lakhs of migrants have hurried back home in Bihar, walking, peddling bicycles and hitchhiking their way to their native places.(HT photo)
Since the coronavirus lockdown, lakhs of migrants have hurried back home in Bihar, walking, peddling bicycles and hitchhiking their way to their native places.(HT photo)

Hurrying back home to skip Covid fury, migrant workers in Bihar stare at uncertain future

Patna, Bihar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 03:05 PM IST
The Bihar government has promised to make livelihood arrangements for the returnees after mapping their skills, but with so many having returned to the state from metropolises, it remains to be seen if they would stay put to dig earth or lay bricks under the MGNREGA scheme.
According to the official data, 50.81 million people have sought jobs under MGNREGS since the financial year started on April 1; until May 27, 28.80 million received work, generating 315 million person days of employment.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
According to the official data, 50.81 million people have sought jobs under MGNREGS since the financial year started on April 1; until May 27, 28.80 million received work, generating 315 million person days of employment.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Welfare mainstay MGNREGS off to slow start this fiscal year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 07:44 AM IST
Less than 57% of the people who sought work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) have received jobs under the programme.
Several hundred migrants queue to board a bus arranged by the administration at Botanical Garden metro station, Noida, India, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Several hundred migrants queue to board a bus arranged by the administration at Botanical Garden metro station, Noida, India, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Nearly 550 migrants from Noida sent back to Uttarakhand in 3 days

Noida | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Harshita Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2020 10:49 PM IST
The decision to arrange transport and send back the stranded migrant workers is in compliance of an Uttar Pradesh government order, District Information Officer Rakesh Chauhan said.
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