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Some states yet to allow back migrant labourers: Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that some states in the country are yet to give their clearance and hence, migrant labourers from those states continue to remain here.

” Till yesterday in 21 trains, 24,088 migrant labourers from here have gone to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. Today one train is leaving for Lucknow,” he said.

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“Some states in the country are yet to give the sanction to receive their people from other states and hence we are unable to send them. In this, we have nothing to do. As and when they are ready, we will send them,” added Vijayan.

Since the lockdown began, over 3.80 lakh migrant labourers are in over 18,000 camps across the state and are provided with food and at some places, provisions are supplied, as well are television and recreation facilities.

–IANS

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