Varanasi (UP), May 31 (IANS) The Kashi Vishwanath temple will also provide employment to the migrant labourers in the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream project in his constituency.
The temple administration has decided to engage 1,000 migrant workers and even released phone numbers on which migrants can call to seek work at corridor.
The Varanasi district administration plans to launch a portal having details of migrant workers so that their skills that can be used by various government projects and private companies for their ongoing projects.
The idea of utilising migrant workers was mooted by officials looking after the Kashi Vishwanath Dham (corridor) project when the firm entrusted the construction work raised demand for more labourers when work was re-started in lockdown 3.0.
Most of the labourers working on the project had left for their homes by then.
According to Divisional Commissioner Deepak Agarwal: “The Gujarat based company that was awarded the contract for construction work in KV Dham project was facing crisis of labourers after most labourers had left for their native places when the lockdown began. When work was allowed, the company struggled to restart construction due to labour shortage and sent requirement of 790 labourers with different skills. Since, on government's orders, we had started skill-mapping of migrant labourers when they started arriving in large numbers and had collected all their personal details, skills and contact numbers, we had a ready database with us. It helped us in identifying 1,000 labourers, who can help the company handling KV Dham project to restart its work at an accelerated pace”
The chief development officer and labour department had done skill mapping of labourers.
They have been told to create a portal having all details of skilled migrant labourers to enable all government and private agencies to utilise them in their projects restarted during lockdown.