Punjab government always stood for migrant community: BACKFINCO Vice Chairman Mohd Gulab
Says ration and cooked food being provided to thousands of labourers by Punjab government
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 panicky as the Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government is committed for the welfare. Mohd Gulab, who himself hails from Bihar state, and had come to Punjab several years ago for work, today appreciated the efforts of 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.