Lockdown: 11 labourers walking back to Kolkata rescued in Odisha

Berhampur: As many as 11 migrant labourers walking back to their native in Kolkata of West Bengal amidst the lockdown have been rescued by Ganjam district administration.  All  of them were later sent to an isolation centre, sources said.

As per information, the migrant workers were working at a Government guest house in Gopalpur area. Following the lockdown, they had been staying in the guest house. However, the middleman they were working under stopped supplying food to them, following which the youths, as they did not have sufficient money to survive in the lockdown, decided to return to their native.

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With no vehicle plying on roads due to the nationwide lockdown, the migrants  started walking to reach their houses. Midway, the district administration stopped them at a place under Chammakhandi police  limits on NH-16. After hearing from them about their plight, Chhatrapur Sub-Collector Priya Ranjan Prusty, Community Development Officer Ambika Prasad Das  and Tehsildar Nilamadhab Bhoi  brought them to an  isolation centre at Kaliabali.

Recently, the state Government had informed that around 70,000 guest workers are being provided with food through 2012 camps across the state during the lockdown.

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