How this ‘Special Economic Package’ will help Migrant Workers? Here are important details
Economic Package – Angel in Disguise, is it?
The Central government informed Supreme Court that around 5 lakh to 6 lakh people have migrated and reached their hometown on foot. Even after all policy measures were in place to take care of their needs. Then why they are migrating? Who is at fault?
Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla, in a report informed SC that Rs 1.7 trillion financial package for “every poor person”, including migrant workers, to deal with the impact of the coronavirus was announced, and there was no necessity for migration of workers to rush to their village . But the reality is they didn’t receive any help, which lead to the migration. Heartbreaking pictures is saying it all.
As per official data, Till April 1st, 21,064 relief camps were set up by the States, in which around 6,66,291 persons have been provided shelter and 23 million persons have been provided food.
What all steps government has taken and we appreciate it. All we want is ‘Implementation’ -11000 cr allocated
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam said, Centre has sent Rs. 11000 cr from disaster relief fund for a setting up shelter for urban poor, including migrants. Finance Minister informed government has already approved the use of state disaster relief fund for setting up shelter. This amount is the direct help from the centre. Additonally, three meals per day will be given to homeless on center’s cost.
Finance Minister has also announced free foodgrains for an estimated 8 crore migrant workers for next two months at a cost of Rs 3,500 crore
This decision comes at a time when nation is heading towards fourth phase of lockdown. Let us see how government will execute it, and help the needy who are suffering from last so many days.
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