Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan directed on Saturday that health screening of migrant labourers who are returning from different states must be compulsorily undertaken at the border. “There should be perfect transportation arrangements to convey roustabouts who hail from other states but are in ours. Collectors must ensure proper arrangements for food and other necessities. Excess persons should be made to alight from overloaded vehicles and alternative transport arranged,” the veteran leader was officially quoted as saying while reviewing the COVID-19 situation through videoconferencing at Mantralaya.
Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Director General of Police Vivek Johri and Additional CS (Health) Mohammed Suleman also attended the meeting. The gathering was informed that a solitary patient had come to Panna District from Mumbai and has returned home after recovery. Panna is infection-free. In the words of Addl CS Manoj Kumar Shrivastava, “Employment has been provided to approximately 20 lakh workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.”
Mr Chouhan said that if migrant labourers from other states seek opportunities within Madhya Pradesh, their job cards ought to be prepared and arrangements made to continue some MGNREGA projects during monsoon. In compliance with Premier Narendra Modi’s announcement, a free ration for two months is to be provided to workers of all states. Principal Secretary Sanjay Dubey mentioned that 3,04,544 e-passes have been issued thus far for movement within the state. (UNI)