Union Roadways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday that the central government is concerned about the labourers crisis. Arrangements are being made at all levels, he added. The government has also opened food grain reserves and the Centre is helping every possible migrant labourer.
Centre serious about poverty
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has briefed the nation about the various steps taken for the poor since PM Modi’s announcement, Gadkari said. He added that migrant labourers are scared from the inside and it is important to revive trust in them, to help them understand and to tell them that their situation will improve gradually.
At Aaj Tak’s e-Agenda, Nitin Gadkari said that these steps are slowly putting the country’s economy back on the tracks. The Union Minister also said during the “Kar Lo Duniya Mutthi Mein” program that the package given by PM Modi is for economic reform.
Steps taken for the poor: Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari went further to say that “one-nation-one-ration-card” is being implemented to support the poor. This is being done so that migrant labourers can easily get ration anywhere. He also said that the government is putting money in Jan-Dhan accounts apart from giving away free ration.
Decline in trust among labourers
Some images of migrant workers have come to light that should not have, the Union Minister said. He further added that migrant labourers walking back to their native homes should be made to understand that industries will start soon and they will get income. Even after that, if a labourer wants to go back home then there is a need to transport them back safely. This task has to be carried out together by central and state governments. The society has a key role in this, Gadkari said.