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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 174
ANSWERED ON:  14.09.2020
Migrant Workers returning to Hometown
Kani K. Navas
Adoor Prakash
Balubhau (Alias Suresh Narayan) Dhanorkar
Will the Minister of



LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-


(a)whether the Government has the data of migrant workers who returned to their own states from various states during the national lock down period and if so, the details thereof, State-wise;
(b)whether the Government is aware that a number of migrant workers lost lives during their return to the hometown and if so, the details of the same, State-wise;
(c)whether the Government has provided any compensation/economic assistance to the victim‘s family and if so, the details thereof;
(d)whether the Government has done any assessment of the job loss among migrant workers due to the COVID-19 crisis and if so, the details thereof;
(e)whether the mostly migrant workers returned to their home by walking due to no arrangements by the Union Government in time; and
(f)if so, the details thereof and reasons therefor?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a): A statement is enclosed.

(b): No such data is maintained.

(c): Question does not arise in view of (b) above.

(d): No such data is maintained.

(e) & (f): The Indian Railway has operated more than 4611 Shramik Special Trains for convenience of the workers. More than 63.07 lakh migrant workers have been shifted to various destinations located in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and other States. Food and water was also provided free of cost to the workers during their journey.
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