Surendra Mishra, Amar Ujala, Mumbai
Updated Fri, 24 Apr 2020 11:12 PM IST
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On Friday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted that such workers, workers and laborers of Uttar Pradesh, who are living in other states and have completed the 14-day quarantine period, we will bring them back to their home. Officers have been instructed to prepare a state-wise list of such people and prepare a phased plan. Subsequently, Maharashtra in-charge officers Nitin Gokarn and Shirish Shiradkar spoke to Vimendra Justification regarding the workers of UP trapped in Maharashtra. After that, Vimlendra Kumar has started preparing the list of migrant laborers living around Mumbai metropolis.
Till now one and a half lakh migrants have called
So far, one and a half lakh migrant laborers have called on the Uttar Pradesh government’s helpline to eat and go to their villages from the lock down in Maharashtra. The problem of eating more of these people has been solved, but the demand to go to their village is still intact. According to an estimate, Mumbai has a population of 18.8 million. According to an estimate, about 18 lakh migrants are from Uttar Pradesh. At the same time, how many laborers of Uttar Pradesh can be in the whole of Maharashtra, it is still being assessed. The workers of UP are present in almost all the districts of Maharashtra, but their number is highest in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur.
Homecoming of migrant laborers is very challenging
People of Uttar Pradesh living in Maharashtra visit their villages every year from April to May in the summer season. However, migrants from Bihar also travel in large numbers on several trains going towards Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj, Varanasi and Gorakhpur. In such a situation, it is very difficult to estimate how many workers of Uttar Pradesh can be, due to which the process of return of all migrant laborers is extremely challenging. Vimilendra Justification said that how many people are going to go from Maharashtra and who should be given priority. It is being considered. After collecting the data it will be strategized.
According to estimates, migrants from Maharashtra to UP
- Mumbai – 18 Lakhs
- Pune – 1.3 Lakh
- Nagpur – 40 thousand
- Remaining Maharashtra – 1.5 million