COVID-19: Meghalaya Govt sets up relief camps in mining areas

Shillong, Apr 20: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, on Monday, said that the government has set up relief camps for migrant labourers working in mining industry.

“There are also some concerns about the mining areas and I think some suggestions came up that some relief camps be set up in those mining areas also, since a lot of labours are there. The government is helping those labourers in the areas and if there are any who are left out, government will take necessary action,” he said.

On the issue of labourers from different parts of the country stranded in the state, the Chief Minister said that the Meghalaya Government is taking care of them through the respective District Commissioners.

“It is very clear that every state government in every part of the country is supposed to take care of all migrant labourers. Like followed in other states, Meghalaya has been supporting and taking care, providing food and shelter to all these migrant labourers,” he said.

It was also informed that food quota for the month of April for NFAs as well as Non-NFSA has already been distributed. The Food Corporation of India has also reportedly transported 38,000 MT of food grains to Meghalaya under Public Distribution System and Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY).

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