Nodal officer for Corona related matters in State Amarendra Pratap Singh today said that over 3.15 lakh migrant workers have been brought back to the State by buses and special trains. Addressing media persons here on Friday Singh said that all the workers have been screened for Covid-19.
Singh said that the facilities have increased after the new guidelines of the Central Government. “Now, the accountability of the State from where the trains have to come has been ensured as well as it has become easier for the migrant labourers living in different districts to go to their homes as the train is now running in a scheduled manner. So far 18 people have returned from abroad under the Vande Bharat Mission, out of which 13 have been kept in paid quarantine in Jharkhand, while the other five have been quarantined at other places. Coordination is being established by sending a letter from the Chief Secretary to the Chief Secretaries of other states to bring back the workers, who are coming back to their homes on foot by bus and other means. The expenses incurred in this process will be borne by the state government,” he said.
State level transport secretary K Ravi Kumar said that about 1,01,229 people have returned to the State through bus. At the same time, 103 trains have come to Jharkhand from different states and 84 trains are scheduled for further. So far, 1 lakh 38 thousand 564 migrant labourers have returned to the State through the Shramik Express special train. Passes are also being issued for movement by private vehicles in the State. So far, 2 lakh 17 thousand 214 applications have been received, which have been considered and action taken, he added.
Disaster Management Department Secretary Amitabh Kaushal said that people are coming back from many states after the directives issued by the Central Government. A large number of migrant labourers are coming back to their homes, in this context, work is being done at all grass root levels. Emphasizing on social policing, he said that an order has been issued to all the Deputy Commissioners of the district to work as per the guidelines for special vigilance in rural areas. For this, work is being done to provide information to the village head, head, anganwadi servant, Sahia, watchman, school committee, teacher etc from house to house and motivate them to remain in order to protect against corona virus.
Kaushal said that at present 1 lakh 57 thousand 941 people have been placed in Home Quarantine while 1 lakh 12 thousand 189 people have been quarantined in Government Quarantine Centers.
He said that so far an amount of Rs 74 crore 53 lakh 28 thousand has been allocated by the Disaster Department for execution of cases related to Covid-19 to various districts and departments. In addition, the District Disaster Management Committee has been authorized to decide where and what to arrange in the districts.