Punjab govt to foot bill for migrant workers' journey back home
Monday, 4 May 2020 Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said his government will foot the bill for migrant workers' homeward journey. The decision came after the central leadership of the Congress on Monday said its state units will bear the cost of the rail travel of migrant workers stranded in parts of India due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that migrant workers stranded in other states can use ration card to avail the benefits from there. "Workers in UP who don't have ration card will also be able to avail benefits and the state administration will help them in issuing ration cards," he...
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on June 29 replied to Home Minister Amit Shah's acceptance of Congress' Rahul Gandhi's parliament debate challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh said that the party is confident that Gandhi will hold his position and bring home the points that are being raised in this discussion. "Parliament is a forum for debate so let there be a debate. We are quite confident that Rahul Ji will hold his position and bring home the points that are being raised in this discussion," said Singh. Congress had earlier challenged PM Modi to speak in Parliament on Ladakh stand off with China.
An elderly woman, living with her two grandchildren at a rented house in Ludhiana and facing financial hardships due to COVID-19 pandemic, had urged Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for financial assistance. Now the CM has directed Ludhiana administration to help the family going through financial crisis. Singh has directed authorities to pay her pending and advance house rent for a year and provide free treatment for tuberculosis.
The bus terminal wore deserted look amid weekend lockdown in Punjab's Amritsar on June 13. Punjab imposed a stricter lockdown on weekends and public holidays to keep the coronavirus count in check. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh approved new guidelines of state government on June 12. The guidelines permitted restaurants for takeaway and home delivery and liquor shops to remain open till 08:00 pm on all days, including Saturdays and Sundays.
Farmers in Punjab are facing problems in sowing crops as majority of the labourers have returned to their hometowns due to COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers are now involving their family members to carry out tedious task of sowing crops. One of the farmers said, "Due to COVID-19, the situation of farmers and labourers has been worse. Because of corona, all the labours from Bihar have returned to their home towns. Government did arrangements for their departure. They got so scared that they returned to their places. Neither did government do any arrangements for labourers nor did they give us any financial support."
Ludhiana police deployed drone camera to monitor situation in containment zones. Drone is being used to identify violators of social distancing norms. 5,568 confirmed cases exist in the state of Punjab, with 1,557 active cases. Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-1) Deepak Pareek said, "Drone has been deployed to keep a check. People run when they see police, drone acts as a surprise."
Amid lockdown 3.0, a special train carrying 1208 migrant workers arrived at Muzaffarpur railway station on May 05 from Ahmedabad. The migrant workers were screened at the station and were also provided..
Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren today at a conference in Ranchi stated that all efforts are being made to bring back stranded students and migrant labourers in other parts of country. "Jharkhand..
The Excise Department of Punjab on Tuesday released new guidelines for home delivery of liquor in a bid to ensure that social distancing norms are not violated... Mid-Day Also reported by •Indian Express •Hindu
With liquor sale across the country leading to chaos on streets and people abandoning social distancing norms to stock booze, a number of states have now decided... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Indian Express