Migrants survey reveals key facts

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Migrants survey reveals key facts

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Many significant facts have come to light in the survey of migrant labourers. Among the labourers who have returned from other States to Madhya Pradesh during the Corona crisis, there are 27,721 labourers who are blacksmiths and carpenters and 16,900 labourers working as drivers.

Similarly, one lakh 76,682 are engaged in construction of building and structures, 99,026 in agriculture sector, 37,805 in brick and tile manufacturing, 27 thousand 26 working in shops and restaurants, 20,124 in loading work, 16,208 in masonry, 12,629 in private security, 10,784 engaged as rehdi / hawkers, 10,356 in textile industry, 9,464 in garment industry, 8,252 in plastic and chemical industry, 7,939 as rickshaw drivers and 6,302 labourers engaged in painting work.

 In the migrant labourers survey campaign conducted from May 27 to June 6 in the State, 7 lakh 30 thousand 311 migrant laborers, who were originally residents of Madhya Pradesh, have come under the survey. Apart from this, a total of 13 lakh 10 thousand 186 labourers, including 5 lakh 79 thousand 875 members of their families, were identified in the survey.

Madhya Pradesh is the first State to have completed an authentic survey of migrant workers. The survey is mainly based on Samagra ID and Aadhaar card. The survey was conducted by the Secretary, Rozgar Sahayaks in Gram Panchayats and wards in-charge in urban areas through mobile app developed by NIC. The Madhya Pradesh Government gave priority to bringing labourers back from other states and providing them employment right from the start. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the campaign of bringing back workers daily.

While employment was ensured under MNREGA to them on his instructions, action is being taken to provide employment in various industrial areas through the Rozgar Setu Portal.

Among the migrant labourers, 54,817 labourers of Balaghat district, 48,862 of Chhatarpur, 47,747 of Morena, 45 thousand 336 of Rewa, 39,480 of Satna, 31,704 of Sidhi, 28,703 of Bhind, 26,991 of Panna, 25,806 of Seoni and 24,365 labourers of Tikamgarh have returned to their respective districts.  

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