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Govt's piecemeal steps of little use, migrants need immediate help: Experts

No announcement on guaranteed minimum basic income which is the need of the hour, no immediate gains from ration card portability, they say

Migrants ride a truck to reach their native places, during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Mathura. Photo: PTI
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Migrants ride a truck to reach their native places, during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Mathura. Photo: PTI

Somesh Jha New Delhi
Experts called for more measures to take care of the needs of migrant workers from the Central government that announced a set of measures on Thursday.

There are two types of migrant workers that may need further assistance - those who have gone back to their home states and are in search of jobs there, and the other set who are still stranded in cities with lack of income and resources, experts said.

“The piecemeal approach adopted by the Central government to deal with the Covid-19 crisis will be of little help. The migrant workers need immediate relief. There was

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First Published: May 14 2020 | 8:23 PM IST

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