Mohd Gulab appeals to migrant labourers not to leave Punjab
Punjab is our “karma bhoomi”, we cannot leave it: BACKFINCO vice chairman Mohd Gulab
SAYS RATION & COOKED FOOD BEING PROVIDED TO THOUSANDS OF LABOURERS BY PUNJAB GOVT
Ludhiana: Punjab Backward Classes Land Development and Finance Corporation (BACKFINCO) Vice Chairman Mohd Gulab today urged the migrant labourers hailing from other states such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and others to not get into trouble by migrating to their home states from Punjab. He urged them to stay put in Punjab itself during the testing times.
Mohd Gulab, who himself hails from Bihar state, and had come to Punjab several years ago for work, today appreciated the efforts being made by Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government for the welfare of migrant labourers as well as people from weaker sections of the society. He said that Chief Minister Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh have made it clear that no migrant labourer needs to go back to their home states as several efforts are being made for their welfare.
He said that Punjab state has helped the migrant labourers like him prosper and he himself is a living example of that. He said that due to ongoing lockdown, the industry is closed, but it would start its normal operations the moment lockdown is over. He said that the Punjab government has made elaborate arrangements for stay, food and medical aid for the migrant labourers.
Mohd Gulab said that the labourers who don’t have any place to stay, they should immediately contact their nearest police station and they would be shifted to shelter homes. He said that such persons just need to carry their bedding and some clothes as everything else related to stay and food would be taken care of by the Punjab government.
He specially thanked Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu for providing him with a truck full of ration so that it could be distributed amongst the migrant labourers. He said that ration is being supplied to the migrant labourers daily. He said that on the orders of the District Administration, one month rent of migrant labourers staying in vehras/houses has been postponed by a month.
He said that Tejashwi Yadav, leader of opposition in Bihar assembly and son of former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav has also spoke to him over the phone many times because even he is concerned about the safety and well being of migrant labourers living in Punjab. He said that Tejashwi Yadav was assured that the Punjab government is committed for the welfare of migrant labourers.