Press Releases

17 May 2020

  • Chandigarh, May 17 - The state government, led by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, is committed to ensure that the willing migrant workers reach their home states.
  • Giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson said that after the announcement made by the Chief Minister to send eager migrant and agricultural labourers to their home states free of cost by the state government, more than 1,60,300 have boarded various Special Shramik Trains and buses to their home states at the expense of the Haryana government.
  • The spokesperson said that on May 16 migrant workers were sent to Uttar Pradesh and other states through three trains and 492 buses. He informed that migrant workers have been sent to various states through more than 3,100 buses till date out of which 781 buses have been sent to Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Similarly, a total of 40 Special Shramik Trains have been sent to Bihar and Madhya Pradesh till date, including 28 trains to Bihar and 12 trains to Madhya Pradesh.
  • He said that the entire cost of trains and buses incurred to send migrant workers to their home states is being borne by the Haryana government. Free arrangements are being made by the government to keep these labourers in relief centres and to bring them to the railway stations and bus stations.
  • He informed that so far 75,600 migrant labourers have been sent from the state to Uttar Pradesh. Similarly, 37,866 migrant labourers have been sent to Bihar from Haryana and 14,940 migrant labourers have been sent from the state to Uttarakhand, while 19,982 migrant labourers have been sent to Madhya Pradesh.
  • Apart from this, 1,210 migrant labourers were sent to Jammu and Kashmir, 947 migrant labourers to Rajasthan, 336 migrant labourers to Maharashtra, 223 migrant labourers to Punjab, 79 migrant labourers to Himachal Pradesh, 62 migrant labourers to Assam, 27 migrant labourers to Gujarat, 169 migrant labourers to Delhi, 40 migrant labourers to Tamil Nadu, 57 migrant labourers to West Bengal and 20 migrant labourers to Andhra Pradesh.
  • Apart from this, he informed that about 8,500 migrant labourers who were leaving for various states collected passes from the concerned District Administration and have reached their home states. Similarly, about 11,000 natives of Haryana have been brought back from other states and the process is still on.
  • Chandigarh May 17: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal while welcoming the final tranche of Centre's Rs. 20 lakh crore economic package, announced by the Union Finance Minister, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman today, expressed his special gratitude towards Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi for increasing borrowing limits of states from 3 per cent of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) to 5 percent in 2020-21, thereby giving extra resource to the State Government.
  • In a statement issued here today, Mr. Manohar Lal said that this decision would certainly give a major boost to the efforts made by Haryana Government and help in expeditiously achieving the targets envisaged for various sectors that have been impacted due to COVID-19.
  • While thanking Prime Minister for making important announcements related to the education sector, he said that Centre's initiative of Technology-driven education through DIKSHA. PM e-VIDYA programme for multi-mode access to digital or online education would not only help lakhs of students studying in Haryana, who are unable to attend their schools amid COVID-19 crisis but would undoubtedly benefit many aspiring children across the country. He said that Haryana has already taken many steps in promoting Technology-driven education as since April 15, new classes for more than 52 lakh students have been started through cable and DTH channels under the distance education program to ensure that students of Government and private schools in Haryana do not suffer academic loss.
  • The Chief Minister also praised Centre's new initiative ‘MANODARPAN’ to extend psycho-social support to students, teachers and families for mental health and emotional well-being.
  • He thanked the Central Government for announcing an additional Rs 40,000 crore to MGNREGA scheme as it will surely help in generation of jobs in rural areas.