11 stranded Odia labourers rescued, sent home by Odisha- Mo Parivar

Bhubaneswar: As many as 11 migrant workers from Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district who were stranded at Palasa were rescued by Odisha- Mo Parivar and sent to their hometowns.

The 11 labourers from Parichchipur village under Gopabandhu Nagar block of Mayurbhanj district went to Karimnagar district of Telangana to earn their daily bread. However, they were stranded in Shri Shyam stonex at Kazipuram village. They did not receive any remuneration from the company even after working for two months. Moreover, the broker through whom the labourers had joined the company had taken money from the company owner and fled without paying them a single penny. The company owner also asked the labourers to leave the company’s premises as soon as possible.

With no work and money, the labourers were left with nothing to eat and forced to starve for few days. After facing various difficulties, they somehow walked 60 kms from Kazipuram to Vijayawada and reached Palasa by bus last night. They faced trouble reaching Mayurbhanj, since they had spent all their saved money travelling from Telangana to Palasa.

Debasish Mohanty, Odisha- Mo Parivar- Jeevan Bindu Coordinator, shared the news with Odisha- Mo Parivar team last night. Following this, Odisha- Mo Parivar reached out to Bikram Panda, MLA of Berhampur and sought his help in resolving the issue. As it was past midnight and with no availability of buses and trains at that point of time, Bikram Panda arranged a vehicle himself and brought 11 workers to Berhampur.

Upon their arrival in Berhampur, Panda provided food along with accommodation. Odisha-Mo parivar reached out to Durga Prasad Mohanty, Social Worker and requested him to provide logistical help in brining the labourers from Berhampur to Mayurbhanj. The workers then arrived at Odisha-Mo Parivar headquarters in Bhubaneswar from Berhampur. They were provided logistical help by Odisha- Mo Parivar so that they can reach their hometown safely.

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