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TOLL-FREE HELPLINE FOR MIGRANT LABOURERS Thursday, 04 September 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

TOLL-FREE HELPLINE FOR MIGRANT LABOURERS
Thursday, 04 September 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
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In view of the recent incidents of exploitation, torture and fraud that the migrant labourers from Odisha have had to face at workplaces in other States, the Odisha Government on Wednesday announced a toll-free number, which these labourers can call to register their complaints and grievances.
The toll-free helpline number is 155368.
“With this number, the migrant labourers can apprise the State Government of their problems at their workplaces. If any complaint is received from any migrant labourer, the State Government will provide immediate assistance to them,” said Labour and Employment Minister Prafulla Mallick to the media here.
The Minister also said that to provide more workdays to the people in the rural areas of Balangir and Nuapada districts, where maximum numbers of people migrate to other States during the lean season every year for work, the State Government has decided to increase the workdays offered to people in these districts from 100 days to 150 days under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
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