Central govt. files affidavit in Supreme Court over migrant labourers crisis

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The central government has filed its detailed affidavit in Supreme Court regarding migrant labourers crisis and stated that Centre with the support of NHAI

New Delhi: The central government has filed its detailed affidavit in the Supreme Court regarding migrant labourers crisis and stated that Centre with the support of NHAI, facilitated shifting of migrant workers, who were found walking on roads by providing them requisite transport to nearest railway stations.

In the affidavit, the government has also claimed that the state governments and railways provide food and water free of cost. Till 1 June, railways served 1.63 crore meals and over 2.10 crores packaged drinking water bottles were distributed, apart from services provided by respective state governments, it said.

It also stated that the migrant workers were provided with food, drinking water, medicines, clothes, slippers and other essentials free of cost, whenever required.

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