Chandigarh, March 29- Haryana Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora said that the State Government has made elaborate arrangement for the migrant labourers for their food and lodging. She said that for the migrant labourers, the District Administration has set up special ‘Shelter or Relief Home’ in each district. She shared that around 129 ‘Shelter or Relief Home’ have been set up in the districts across the State and food is being provided to 29328 labourers staying in these homes.

She said that that Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has strictly issued directions to closely monitor and stop the movement of the migrant labourers. She said that the migrant labourers in each district should be immediately shifted to the ‘Shelter or Relief Home’. Further, the food facility should also be assured to each migrant staying in these 'Shelter or Relief Homes', she added.

The Chief Secretary shared this information while presiding over the Crisis Coordination Committee Meeting with Senior Officers through video conferencing here today.

During the meeting, the Chief Secretary directed that special health camps should be set up on the borders for the migrant labourers, while thermal screening along with other medical test is should be done. She also directed the officers to increase the number of ‘Relief and Shelter Homes’.

She directed the officers to intensify the checking movement of migrant labourers at the Inter-State borders. Apart from this, the officers should explore the possibility of turning the stadiums in their respective districts into temporary stay, so that these labourers who are moving on foot should be kept there. No one should be allowed to move on roads, she added.

The Chief Secretary said that a nodal officer should also be appointed to track the number of the migrant labourers staying in the 'Shelter or Relief Homes'.

The Chief Secretary informed the officers that according to the directions issued by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the staying and food arrangements of the labourers engaged under this authority will be made by the NHAI, then all District Administration Officers will coordinate with the NHAI to ensure the stay and food arrangements of all such labourers.

She further directed that the well being of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff should also be taken care of. She said that availability and supply of PPE kits and other medical equipment should also be ensured. She directed that the officials in the State- Level control room should ensure that if the complaint regarding no availability of food is received, then the same should be immediately provided in coordination with the District Administration.

She directed the Senior Officers of the District Administration to ensure that only those having passes and given permission by the Ministry should be allowed to move.

She further directed the officers to ensure that the workers working in various industrial units in the state should be asked to give their salaries and also ensure that they are given staying and food facility. Apart from this, it should also be ensured that the salary, food and lodging facility of the unorganized labour should also, be done.

The Chief Secretary further directed that 14 days quarantine instructions should be strictly followed and it should be ensured that no one coming from neighbouring States should be allowed to enter the State.

She directed that efforts should be made to ensure maximum publication of good practices being done by the State Government.