FIRs registered on migrant workers during coronavirus will be taken back

Ranchi: The state cabinet has decided to take back the FIRs which was registered during the coronavirus pandemic for violation of lockdown provisions by the migrant workers across the state.

A total of 30 such FIRs are registered in which 204 migrant workers have been accused. At Silli police station of Ranchi an FIR against 32 workers has been registered while in different Police stations of Lohardaga 15, Simdega 2, 1 in Jamshedpur, 5 in Chaibasa, 1 in Dumka, 4 in Sahibganj and 1 has been registered in Pakur district.

During the lockdown the state government took all the possible steps for the Welfare of the migrant workers and for them on March 27, 2020 a 24 hour functioning migrant worker control room was established and web portal was launched. On the web portal a total of 7.50 lakh workers registered the state government brought back 8 lakh workers through Shramik special trains while 484 workers who were trapped in Leh Ladakh and Andaman Islands they were airlifted lifted whike 600 buses were sent to the neighbouring state to bring back the workers.

On the other hand, to provide financial aid money was transferred through DBT in the accounts of the workers while through Mukhyamantri Didi Kitchen and Mukhyamantri Vishesh Didi Kitchen a total of Rs 38 crore was spent to run these kitchens.

On the other hand, the state government started Birla Harit Gram Yojana,  Nilamber-Pitamber Jal Samriddhi Yojana, Poto Ho Khel Vikas Yojana and set a target to create 25 crore man-days and provide Rs 20,000 crore in the accounts of the workers while by skill mapping a database of 5.30 lakh workers has been prepared.

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