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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 444
ANSWERED ON:  15.09.2020
Provision of Land to Migrant Labourers
Kaushal Kishore
Will the Minister of



AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government is aware that due to COVID-19, migrant labourers of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have returned from other States, become unemployed and are compelled to do farming on their own village lands, the area of which is very less;

(b) if so, whether the Government has implemented any scheme to provide additional land to the migrant labourers to do farming; and

(c) if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

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(a) to (c): The Government of India has launched Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan (GKRA) on 20th June, 2020 to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for migrant workers returning to villages and similarly affected citizens in rural areas, in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. The Abhiyaan is implemented on mission mode to provide employment to migrant workers who have returned to their native villages of six (6) states namely, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
The Campaign covers 116 districts of these states and is a joint effort by different Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.
As per Entry 18 and Entry 45 of List ll (State List) of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution, the subject of ''Land'' and its management falls within the jurisdiction of States.



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