Rajasthan is extending a helping hand to the migrants who are coming to their native places from other states.
Efforts are not only being made to bring them home but also to provide food security and to make job opportunities available to them.
In a recent meeting of department of food and civil supplies, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, directed the officials to prepare a data base of all migrants and other needy people who are not in the list of beneficiaries so as to provide them with wheat for two months. When the lockdown was imposed, Gehlot had given the clarion call that no one should sleep hungry and had made arrangements to make sure that everybody in the state gets required food and basic amenities. It has also decided to give 5 kg wheat free of cost to needy migrants who are not in the food security beneficiaries list.
After food, the focus is also on providing job opportunities to the migrants who are returning home and may not like to go back to the states from where they came.
As such, Gehlot has asked top officials to draw up an action plan to provide employment to migrant workers who had returned home from other states amid the coronavirus-forced lockdown. Such an arrangement will also help the industry where these workers can be utilized.
Every day large number of migrants are coming to the state and even before they had arrived, Gehlot had made an appeal through social media to people to extend all possible help to the returning migrants.