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Who is feeding migrant workers, paying for their travel, SC asks govt

9.1 million migrant workers taken to their home states till Wednesday during a nationwide lockdown, says government.

Migrants collect food items, distributed by volunteers while sitting on a truck to reach their native villages in Uttar Pradesh, during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, in Jabalpur. Photo: PTI
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Migrants collect food items, distributed by volunteers while sitting on a truck to reach their native villages in Uttar Pradesh, during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, in Jabalpur. Photo: PTI

BS Web Team New Delhi
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to explain how the millions of migrant workers being transported to their home states are being fed and who is to paying for their travel.

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who argued for the government, said workers should not have to pay for their journeys back home.


Mehta submitted a preliminary report, which said 91 lakh migrant workers had taken to their states

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First Published: May 28 2020 | 3:49 PM IST

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