Migrants and Students walking
Migrants and Students walking

[Coronavirus Lockdown] MHA issues advisory to provide essentials for stranded migrant workers, students from other states

Rintu Mariam Biju

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an advisory to all States and Union Territories urging them to make adequate arrangements including food and shelter for migrant and industrial workers, and workers from other unorganized sectors during the Coronavirus lockdown.

The advisory also urges that students and working women from other states be allowed to continue living in their existing accomodation.

The advisory further reads,

"The advisory suggests that in order to mitigate the situation for unorganized sector workers, particularly stranded migrant workers, States/ UT's need to explore measures by involving various agencies, including NGOs, to provide food and shelter with basic amenities like clean drinking water, sanitation etc."

MHA advisory

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