Punjab

DC appeals migrants labourers to not leave the district out of panic

Punjab Tribune Bureau | March 30, 2020 07:29 PM

Says punjab government has made adequate arrangments for their food, boarding and lodging

 JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today called upon the migrant labourers from the district not to leave the district out of panic in any case as adequate arrangements have been made by district administration for their boarding and lodging. 

In an appeal to the migrant labourers, the Deputy Commissioner recalled their valuable contribution in the socio-economic development of the state through their hard work. He said that the migrant labourers should not get panic and rush towards their native states in this hour crisis as the state government led by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has made elaborate arrangements for facilitating them. Sharma said that those industries which want to resume their work had been given option by the state government to do so by making adequate arrangements for comfortable stay of labour besides ensuring their safety by maintaining social distance at work.

The Deputy Commissioner said that even those factories who were unable to operate have been asked to provide free boarding and lodging to the migrant and pay their salaries. He said that the industrialists have been asked not to stop salary of any of their employee. Sharma said that if any industrialist was not able to afford logistics for the migrants then they would be provided free Langar or dry ration by the district administration.

Describing the migrants as backbone of the Punjab’s economy, the Deputy Commissioner said that if needed Deras of Radha Swami Beas would be transformed into camps for the migrant labourers, for which the Dera has already given its consent. He said that the migrants could contact the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Labour inspector or Station House Officer of their respective area in case of any help. Sharma said that if migrants were living in rented house then they won’t be forced to pay the rent and would not be ousted from it.

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