COVID-19 Lockdown: Odisha labourers stranded in AP thank CM Naveen for intervention

Bhubaneswar: As many as 70 workers from Odisha, who are stranded in Pedatadepalli of Andhra Pradesh due to the nationwide lockdown, have expressed their gratitude to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his intervention in ensuring shelter and food for them in the neighbouring state during the crisis.

They also thanked Labour Commissioners of both the states for their needed intervention in the matter.

Reportedly, one Sesadeb Mishra had on March 23 called up on Odisha- Mo Parivar Helpline number and informed that 70 workers (15 from Bhadrak and 55 from Ganjam), who were working in a spinning mill namely Srinivasa Spintex (India) Ltd, are stranded in Pedatadepalli.

Following the COVID-19 crisis, the owner of the spinning mill asked all the 600 workers to return to their native places without clearing their dues from last two and a half months.

Later, Odisha-Mo Parivar Convenor Arup Patnaik brought the matter to the notice of  CM Naveen and the state Labour Commissioner. Following the development, yesterday the Labour Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh was communicated about the matter. As per his instruction, the owner of the spinning mill provided shelter and food to all the 600 workers  in the factory campus till March 31.

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