Migrant workers returned home, forced to move to cities again due to livelihood

Migrant workers returned home, forced to move to cities again due to livelihood

Patna. During the lockdown , millions of migrants leave the vibrant cities of their dreams due to hunger and despair in BiharI returned to their homes but now these same reasons have forced them to return to the cities they had left for fear of Corona virus. Hunger and hopelessness are forcing them to return to Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Punjab. Employers of these migrants, many of whom had virtually deserted them during the lockdown, are sending train and even plane tickets to bring them back as the factories are operational and construction activity and sowing season has begun. is. Mail and express trains are in full swing for places like Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Secunderabad and Bengaluru, where these workers have been walking, cycling and trucks for a while before, even container trucks and concrete mixing machines hiding in vehicles Returned to his home in a hurry. 

According to the sources of East Central Railway Division, in recent times, on an average 133 per cent in various trains like Muzaffarpur-Ahmedabad Special, 126 per cent in Danapur-Secunderabad special train, 123 per cent in Jayanagar-Amritsar special train, 120 per cent in Danapur-Bangalore special train. On an average, 117 percent passengers are traveling in Patna-Ahmedabad special train, 113 percent in Saharsa-New Delhi special train and 102 percent in Danapur-Pune special train. Rajesh Kumar, chief public relations officer of East Central Railway, told PTI that the railway is closely monitoring the waiting list and quickly updating the reservation status to facilitate travel. He said, if needed, more trains can be run on heavy traffic routes. Danapur, Sonpur, Deendayal Upadhyay in East Central Railway, Samastipur and Dhanbad Railway Division are included. A news report from North Bihar's Darbhanga district said that luxury buses and other vehicles with number plates from Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh were seen carrying migrants back to their workplace. Many companies in the manufacturing, industrial supplies and real estate sectors have also arranged for air travel to bring back their skilled and semi-skilled employees. 

Before the start of the lockdown, Kusho Mandal of Anandpur village, who works in the fields in Punjab, said that all the money I had was spent. I do not know when I will get a job card to work in MNREGA projects. We will die of hunger by staying here to protect ourselves from the corona virus. " Rajiv Chaupal, a resident of Ratiyari-Khirikpur village, who works in Punjab fields, said, “I am returning to my employer’s farm in Punjab. They have promised me good money ”. He said that he is being offered Rs 5,000 for planting paddy in exchange for Rs 3,500 on an acre farm which was the rate before the outbreak. 15,000-20,000 rupees is being given in advance to their families. People like Mandal and Chaupal to promote rural livelihoods by Prime Minister Narendra Modi 50, The poor are returning to their old workplaces despite the launch of the Rs.000 crore poor welfare employment campaign. The campaign, launched as a mission, will be implemented in 116 districts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Jharkhand with more than 25,000 migrant workers. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had said that more than 20 lakh natives of the state have come back during the lockdown and this campaign will complement their government's efforts to generate employment for the migrants. He promised migrants to work in their villages so that they are not forced to return to other states for livelihood. This promise, however, failed to restore trust among migrant laborers from Bihar who had been working in factories and farms in Delhi, Maharashtra, Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab and Haryana for years. The earth head of Ratiyari village said, “It has been a month and a half since I returned from Punjab. I have not yet received a job card to get work. Even if I get it, I will get 192 rupees a day as wages.

I will get a lot of money by working in the fields of Punjab. Vishal Kumar of Chulhan Bigha village in Arwal district, who used to work in a shop in Mumbai before coming back to his home, said, so far I have not been able to get a suitable job. I will wait for some more time. If I cannot find work, I will return. My employer was paying me a salary of Rs 16,000 per month. He told me that I could come anytime and resume duty. Even then I will get 192 rupees a day as wages. I will get a lot of money by working in the fields of Punjab. Vishal Kumar of Chulhan Bigha village in Arwal district, who used to work in a shop in Mumbai before coming back to his home, said, so far I have not been able to get a suitable job. I will wait for some more time. If I cannot find work, I will return. My employer was paying me a salary of Rs 16,000 per month. He told me that I could come anytime and resume duty. Even then I will get 192 rupees a day as wages. I will get a lot of money by working in the fields of Punjab. Vishal Kumar of Chulhan Bigha village in Arwal district, who used to work in a shop in Mumbai before coming back to his home, said, so far I have not been able to get a suitable job. I will wait for some more time. If I cannot find work, I will return. My employer was paying me a salary of Rs 16,000 per month. He told me that I could come anytime and resume duty. 000 was paying a salary of Rs. He told me that I could come anytime and resume duty. 000 was paying a salary of Rs. He told me that I could come anytime and resume duty. 

Due to high poverty and availability of laborers at low prices, Bihar has always been a favorite land for entrepreneurs from outside who are resorting to various temptations to bring these workers back to their factories and farms. According to media reports, a Bangalore-based real estate company has taken a group of carpenters from chartered flights to Patna to Hyderabad. Another Chennai-based real estate company hired an aircraft to carry 150 skilled workers from Patna. In the first week of May itself, more than 200 workers, who had come to Bihar on the occasion of Holi and could not return due to lockdown, He returned to Telangana. According to a proverb, the house is where the heart is, but hunger is also a reality that knows no boundaries - not even the limit created by the dreaded Corona virus - because the suffering of the biggest exodus after independence left behind thousands People have started returning to their workplaces from Bihar.