Meals have been arranged for over 2.5 lakh stranded migrant workers: Uddhav Thackeray

While addressing the citizens LIVE through social media, CM Uddhav Thackeray announced that the Maharashtra government has launched 1,000 centres to provide meals to the stranded migrant workers and labourers.

Meals have been arranged for over 2.5 lakh stranded migrant workers: Uddhav Thackeray
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Amid the exodus of migrant workers and labourers fur to the 21-days nationwide lockdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray informed that meals have been arranged for around 2-2.5 lakh workers stranded in the state. 

While addressing the citizens LIVE through social media, CM Uddhav Thackeray announced that the Maharashtra government has launched 1,000 centres to provide meals to the stranded migrant workers and labourer. The Chief Minister also appealed the migrant workers and labourers to stay where they are in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19. 

“Workers are leaving in hordes. Do not migrate, stay where you are. We have given instructions to all district and launched 1,000 centres to provide meals to take care of them and provide meals to around 2-2.5 lakh workers regardless of whether they have cards or not (sic),” Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray tweeted. 

Along with this, Maharashtra has government has also set up 262 relief camps for the stranded migrant and labourers to provide them with essentials including food and shelter. 

These relief camps will provide shelter to the 70,399 migrant labourers and workers stuck in Maharashtra due to the nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. 

The migrant workers, labourers and homeless are the worst-affected by the 21-days nationwide lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak. They don’t have a source of income and have been walking on foot to their villages as they can’t sustain themselves in the cities. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has appealed to thousands of workers going to their villages to not leave while assuring that they will be taken care of by the state government. 

During his address, the Chief Minister also announced that Shiv Bhojan Thali is being provided at ₹5. “Till now, 25,000 plates are being provided but I have sanctioned capacity of ₹1 lakh. We can go beyond the limit if necessary,” said Uddhav Thackeray.

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