Madhya Pradesh the only state in the country to make such an arrangement
Madhya Pradesh is the only state in the country that has made arrangements to transport labourers coming from the border states by buses to the borders of their home states. Labourers from mainly Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan go to Uttar Pradesh via Madhya Pradesh. About 10 thousand such labourers have been transported through buses from the border of Madhya Pradesh to the border of Uttar Pradesh. Arrangements for food and health tests of all these labourers have been ensured.
These arrangements are being provided on a war footing due to special efforts of the state government. Continuous monitoring is being done by the state level control room. So far, two lakh 68 thousand 601 labourers have returned to the state. On Tuesday, more than 375 additional buses have started plying to transport labourers coming from other states on the instructions of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. As many as 642 buses are plying daily and will continue to operate till they continue to come. Food and medical checkup will also continue.
Provision of food was made at the Sendhwa border for labourers coming from Maharashtra side and they were taken to Dewas transit point in around 100 buses. On Tuesday, 104 buses have been sent from Sendhwa to Dewas transit point taking about 4 thousand 200 labourers. Today 110 buses are being sent in which 4 thousand 400 labourers have been taken. All these labourers have been given food and their medical examination has also been conducted. Buses are being sent from Dewas transit point for Sagar and Guna.On Tuesday, 150 buses were sent off. Considering the number of labourers, buses are being sent continuously. Arrangements have been made to deliver labourers from the districts of Sagar and Guna besides Uttar Pradesh to the Madhya Pradesh borders.
The work of transporting labourers is going on non-stop. The arrangements made by the state government have now taken proper shape. As a result, no labourer has to starve in the border of Madhya Pradesh and there is no need for them to walk.
Taking the incidents of the labourers walking long distances very seriously and sensitively, the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan had instructed that on the border of the state no labourer should remain hungry and there is no need for labourers to travel on foot. A state-level control room (0755-2411180) of 250 lines is also working.
Every day about 7 thousand labourers from various states are reaching the borders of Madhya Pradesh on foot. Arrangements have been made for workers coming by foot in border districts Sendhwa Barwani, Jhabua, Alirajpur, Sheopur, Agar, Neemuch, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Seoni and Balaghat.