Nepalese migrant labourers working in Himachal Pradesh's apple orchards battle twin crises of strained ties, COVID-19 lockdown
Some of the labourers are returning amid the rumours that Nepal could close its border for those living outside of the country. The rumours are enough to compel them to head home amid reports of strained relations between two nations.
As migrant workers flout quarantine norms, increase in UP's COVID-19 cases triggers fear in rural areas; Nigrani Samitis prove toothless
Some villagers groused that the panchayat pradhans are not reporting the issues to the police or concerned authorities.
Migrant workers started walking despite adequate facilities from Centre to send them home, Amit Shah tells CNN-News18
Home Minister Amit Shah said that despite adequate facilities from the Centre to send migrant workers home, many of them lost patience and started walking on the roads.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Bihar govt closes registration of migrant workers for mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine
Migrant workers returning to Bihar will not have to undergo the mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine any more, as the movement of people has opened across the country, a state government official said on Tuesday, a move that can lead to a further spurt in COVID-19 cases.
Maharashtra CM fund receives Rs 342 cr in donations till mid-May; Rs 23 cr spent on COVID-19, Rs 55 cr on migrant fare, reveals RTI query
The Chief Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund in Maharashtra received Rs 342 crore in donations till around mid-May, of which Rs 23.82 crore had been spent on controlling the virus's spread while Rs 55.20 crore went towards facilitating the journey of migrant workers to their home states, an RTI query has revealed
Cyclone expected to hit Maharashtra in 2-3 days as low pressure area forms over Arabian Sea, warns Uddhav Thackeray
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday requested fishermen to avoid venturing into the sea as the cyclone is expected to hit the Arabian Sea
KEC International to speed up mechanisation, automation to compensate for COVID-induced labour shortage
The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown prompted millions of jobless migrant workers to flee cities and return to their home towns.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Maharashtra Governor lauds Sonu Sood for his initiative to help migrants reach home
Sonu Sood has facilitated several buses for workers stuck in Mumbai due to the coronavirus-forced nationwide lockdown and helped them reach their home states.
Over 21 lakh migrant labourers have returned to Uttar Pradesh on 1,550 Shramik trains, says official; maximum workers from Gujarat, Maharashtra
More than 21 lakh migrant labourers have returned to Uttar Pradesh from different parts of the country on over 1,500 special trains so far
Coronavirus Outbreak: Sonu Sood arranges for special aircraft to fly 177 migrant women workers from Kerala to Odisha
Rajya Sabha MP Amar Patnaik took to Twitter to thank Sonu Sood for his 'noble efforts'
Three children at Chhattisgarh quarantine centres pass away in the past 48 hours, officials blame 'heat and overcrowding'
Three children at different quarantine centres in Chhattisgarh have passed away in the past 48 hours.
Where do we go from here? India should consider self registration, inter-state welfare schemes for migrant workers' social security
The ongoing migrant workers crisis has amplified the need for a universal and comprehensive social security regime for all workers in the informal sector
Migrant Crisis: In SC today, SG Tushar Mehta calls govt detractors 'prophets of doom', says receiving or host states paying fares for transporting workers
The Supreme Court on Thursday finally intervened in the migrant crisis unfolding since a punishing lockdown was imposed over two months ago at four-hours' notice.
Sonu Sood opens up on his initiative to help stranded migrants: 'Expressing grief isn't enough, important to take action'
Sonu Sood has reunited thousands of migrant families during these testing times of nationwide lockdown by arranging safe road travel to their native places.
Supreme Court hearing on migrant crisis: No bus, train fare for workers; apex court orders state govts to arrange for their shelter, food
The Supreme Court further directed that the originating state should provide food and water to the migrant workers and thereafter the Railways should provide the same during travel.
After suspending labour laws, UP okays Migration Commission: What this means for the Indian migrant worker
Voicing outrage at how UP’s migrant workers have been treated in other states, the state BJP government declared the setting up of a Migration Commission which will apparently strive to protect the interests of migrant workers looking to leave the state.
In Tamil Nadu, NGOs and volunteers pave way for migrant workers as govt machinery struggles to cope with COVID-19 crisis
From arranging dry ration, medicines, soaps and water to helping migrant workers with online railway booking, volunteers in Tamil Nadu have provided unrelenting support since day one
Tussle over Shramik Special trains for migrants continues between Centre and states; NCP accuses Piyush Goyal of playing 'dirty politics'
A political slugfest over the Shramik Special trains for migrants workers is going on between Union railways minister Piyush Goyal and the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government for the last two days, with the state alleging that not enough trains are being provided to it.
Migrant exodus likely to peak next month, says NITI Aayog affiliate; warns return to cities may take over a year
When will migrants return to the cities? No one knows the answer, but the experts handling the labour issues for decades, believe that only 10 percent of migrant workers have returned to their home states and that the numbers could increase in June and July
Congress' RS Surjewala moves SC over migrant crisis; seeks to be heard in suo motu case listed for tomorrow
Surjewala has requested in his plea that the Centre should be directed to come up with a nationwide plan to ease the pressure on India's migrant population