Chandigarh, Mar 27: In view of the 21 days lockdown in which the private and public transport is closed, Haryana Government has decided to provide food and shelter to the migrant labourers and the homeless in temporary community shelters in the state. Stating this here on Friday, a Revenue and Disaster Management department spokesman said while settling the migrant labourers and the homeless in the temporary shelters, the social distancing norms would be strictly followed.
He said that the district administration concerned would arrange for their stay in temporary community shelters. Apart from this, they would also be provided food and other essential commodities such as medicines etc. He said that directions have been issued to check the movement of migrant labourers such as factory workers, construction workers, brick kiln workers, rehri phariwala, daily-wage earners, palledars, rikshaw pullers, casual workers and security guards in shops and establishments, schools, colleges and other education institutions, safaiwalas, mochi, nais (barbars), dhobis, beggars and even sadhus and settle them in temporary community shelters.
He said that they would be housed in community centres, barat ghars, jhanj ghars, dharamshalas, panchayat ghars, schools and colleges where there was proper arrangement for toilets and drinking water. While settling them in these temporary shelters for the period of lockdown, it would be ensured that social distancing norms are strictly followed. (UNI)