Kolhapur, May 7 : As many as 1,197 labourers out of total 1,700 from Rajasthan in the district will be sent back to their native state by a special train after getting a no-objection from the Rajasthan government, said Maharashtra Minister of state for Home Satej Patil on Thursday. In an official press release issued here, Mr Patil, who is also district guardian minister, said that total 1,700 labourers from Rajasthan were stuck in the district due to ongoing lockdown and a list of 1,197 labourers was sent last night to the Rajasthan government for its permission.
And, after getting its approval, the district administration would dispatch 1,197 labourers by a special train, as per its capacity to Rajasthan, he pointed out. Similarly 2,165 labourers, hailing from Bihar, have also registered themselves online to go back to their native state, the minister informed and said the district administration was trying to contact the Bihar government for their migration.
He said out of total 51,404 people who have applied online, 34,362 wanted to come into the district from different parts of the state as well as from other states while 17,042 others wanted to go to their respective places from the district. However, no decision was taken so far on the people who wanted to enter into the district from Red Zone areas like Mumbai and Pune, Mr Patil added. (UNI)