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307 MIGRANT LABOURERS RESCUED IN BALANGIR Thursday, 25 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
News in the English daily the Pioneer
307 MIGRANT LABOURERS RESCUED IN BALANGIR
Thursday, 25 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
As many as 307 migrant labourers, 103 men, 118 women and 86 children, were rescued from a garden at Kudebhatta village under Belapada block on Wednesday.
They were all kept hidden in a garden by some middlemen and were to be trafficked to some place outside the State to work as migrant labourers, said sources.The middlemen have, however, managed to flee the spot and no arrests have been made, sources added. On December 17, Patnagarh police had rescued 51 migrant labourers from Onrabad Chhak in the district. The rescued labourers hailing from Paikamal area in Bargarh district included 13 women and 12 children.
On December 22, the State Government had decided to identify and track migrant workers at the gram panchayat (GP) level for their welfare and safety.In the first stage registration of migrant workmen at the gram panchayat level, the VLW (Panchayat Executive Officer) will have to maintain a register in a format prescribed by the Labour and ESI department.In a letter to Collectors of Balangir, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada and Khordha, Panchayati Raj Secretary DK Singh has said details of the migrant workers and their families will have to be kept at the gram panchayat level.