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Don’t impose your will on states, Opposition tells govt in RS

-The Telegraph Remember West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan rejected you, says TMC MP Derek O’Brien The Opposition attacked the government in the Rajya Sabha on Saturday, accusing it of crossing constitutional boundaries, interfering in the affairs of states, failing to control private hospitals during the coronavirus crisis, and being unable to protect Migrant Labourers and the poor. Participating in a debate on The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill,...

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Lack of jobs force Migrant Labourers to return to cities they left in March -Shinjini Ghosh

-The Hindu With few job opportunities in villages, Migrant Labourers who had left the city in March are returning in droves The Anand Vihar bus terminal — where thousands of migrant workers had assembled four months back in a desperate bid to return to their home towns after a nationwide lockdown was announced — is again abuzz with labourers, but this time they are desperate to return to the city. With the lockdown...

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Madhya Pradesh govt’s employment initiative for migrant workers falls flat, private players show little interest -Ranjan

-Hindustan Times The state government launched ‘Rozgar Setu’ web portal on June 10 to bring the Migrant Labourers and employers/job providers on a common platform so that the latter could choose the workforce as per their requirement. Bhopal: Nearly 5 percent of 7.30 lakh Migrant Labourers have got jobs and the biggest employers of these 35,000 odd labourers are village panchayats, not the private sector, shows Madhya Pradesh government’s data. The state government...

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From tailors to paani poori sellers: MGNREGA lends a hand to migrant returnees -Ishan Kukreti

-Down to Earth DTE visited village Dhamna in Uttar Pradesh’s Jalaun district to see how life in rural India is being sustained by the biggest employment guarantee scheme in the world People don’t eat paani poori during a pandemic. Out-of-business garment shops don’t employ tailors or hire security guards. It’s been five months since the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the subsequent countrywide lockdown stripped Migrant Labourers of their livelihood, leading to...

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Despite govt claims, migrants continue to be vulnerable and abandoned -Arundhati Dhuru and Sandeep Pandey

-The Indian Express Even though Adityanath announced more than once that needy people will get ration even without a ration card, the fact is that the returnee Migrant Labourers who don’t have ration cards or their names have been struck off from ration cards because they were not staying in their village, are neither getting the regular quota of ration nor the free quota made available during the coronavirus crisis period. In...

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