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What are the MHA guidelines for migrant workers’ movement within state during lockdown?

Team Udayavani, Apr 20, 2020, 1:30 PM IST

The government has issued guidelines to facilitate movement of migrant workers within the states. However, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has made it clear that there will be no inter-state movement of workers during the lockdown, which has been extended till May 3.

Also, since additional activities, outside the containment zones, have been permitted in the revised guidelines with effect from April 20, migrant workers could be engaged in industrial, manufacturing, construction, farming works.

The guideline issued by the government says

The migrant labourers currently residing in relief, shelter camps in states/UTs should be registered with the concerned local authority and their skill mapping to be carried out to find out their suitability for various kinds of works

In the event, that a group of migrant workers wish to return to their places of work, within the state where they are presently located, they should be screened and those who are asymptomatic should be transported to their respective places of work.

During the journey by bus, it should be ensured that safe social distancing norms are followed ,and the buses used for transport are sanitized as per the guidelines of the health authorities.

The National Directives for Covid-19 Management issued under the consolidated revised guidelines dated 15th April 2020 shall be strictly followed.

The local authorities shall also provide for food and water etc., for the duration of their journey.


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