NEW DELHI: Lakhs of workers benefited from Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s call to return to the state during the traumatic COVID-induced lockdowns.
Millions of labourers and workers who faced the burden of migration and became trapped across the country and overseas over the past two and a half years have been guaranteed a safe return to their home country.
Chetal Mahto, a native of Chano village in Bishnugargh, Hazaribagh, was wondering about the uncertain future when heeding calls from other migrant workers, CM Soren instructed the Department of Labour to ensure the safe return of the workforce from Jharkhand.
The establishment of the Safe and Responsible Migration Centers in the state’s three districts of Gumla, West Singhbhum, and Dumka is being done to promote safe and responsible migration.
The Department of Labour and the Safe and Responsible Migration Centre worked together to ensure that all 30 workers, the government said. Along with this, the labourers’ rightful wages were also made to be paid to them, the department said.