Tripura government on Sunday said that 21899 brick kiln migrant workers in the state will be provided financial assistance of Rs 1000 along with ration for 20 days.
“Following the countrywide lockdown for containment of COVID-19 outbreak, our Govt has decided to give relief to 21,899 brick kiln migrant workers,” Chief Minister Biplab Deb tweeted on Sunday.
“Every migrant worker will get Rs 1000 each as financial assistance & 20 days ration. We are committed to helping everyone,” he added.
Following the countrywide lockdown for containment of COVID-19 outbreak our Govt has decided to give relief to 21,899 brick kiln migrant workers.
Every migrant worker will get ? 1000 each as financial assistance & 20 days ration.
We are committed to help everyone.
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) April 12, 2020
The move to provide relief to brick kiln migrant workers comes just a day after the state government has also decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 1,000 each to 372 newspaper hawkers in the state.
The union home ministry on Sunday wrote to all States/UTs to take necessary action in compliance of the directions of the Supreme Court regarding the welfare of migrant labourers housed at relief shelters/camps in different parts of the country.
The Supreme Court directed that adequate medical facilities besides proper arrangements for food, clean drinking water and sanitation be ensured for migrant workers at relief camps/shelters across the country.
Trained counsellors or community group leaders belonging to all faiths should visit the relief camps/ shelter homes and deal with any consternation that the migrants might be going through, the ministry added.
SC also observed that the anxiety and fear of the migrants should be understood by the police and other authorities and that they should deal with the migrants humanely.