BHUBANESWAR: AS the Covid-19 state of affairs continues to be grim throughout the nation, the federal government is ready for the return of round six lakh migrants to the State once more within the occasion of prolonged lockdown and shut down in varied locations.
Official sources maintained that although the return of the migrants won’t pose a lot downside for the federal government this time round, offering them livelihood assist is prone to be a troublesome activity.
The State authorities had began talent mapping of migrant returnees throughout the first wave final yr. Ability mapping of round 5 lakh migrant staff had been finished, Minister of State for Ability Improvement and Technical Training Premanand Nayak informed this paper.
He, nonetheless, maintained that the observe up work was not accomplished because the state of affairs returned in direction of normalcy earlier than the second wave. He added that the work can be launched quickly.
One of many essential observe up of talent mapping migrants as introduced by the federal government was to launch an internet portal with full particulars about staff and their abilities.
Launching of the online portal would have helped the industries to make use of staff as per their necessities.
Although round 10 lakh migrant staff had returned to the State final throughout the nationwide lockdown, the State authorities didn’t put in place a system for his or her registration. Subsequently, 70 per cent of them returned to their work locations.
Official sources maintained that with none registration, the State authorities now doesn’t have actual information on what number of of them returned to which states and which industries.
“A registration system would have helped the State authorities to stay ready to create livelihood assist for the migrants, as soon as they returned. However it’s now at the hours of darkness about this,” stated Umi Daniel, Director, migration and schooling, Aide et Motion Worldwide.
In addition to these unresolved points, the State authorities is but to make something public concerning the talent mapping of 5 lakh migrants.
“A complete of 10,07,330 migrant staff had returned to their respective villages throughout the pandemic. Of them 1,81,702 staff had been expert staff and 5,54,754 had been unskilled”, sources within the Labour and Workers Insurance coverage division stated.
They maintained that as majority of the migrant staff who returned to Odisha final yr had been principally from textile, attire and garment sector and building sector.