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Maha govt will ensure nobody goes hungry: Deshmukh

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Press Trust of India Mumbai
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil

Deshmukh on Tuesday said the state government will ensure that no migrant worker or any other poor person starves amid the lockdown on account of coronavirus.
He visited migrant labourers who have been given shelter at the Richardson Cruddas premises in Byculla in central Mumbai earlier in the day.
Labourers who have become jobless due to lockdown and who have no permanent accommodation in the city have been put up at this relief centre.
The minister also distributed them food packets.
"This (his visit) reaffirms what Chief Minister Uddhav Thackerayhas said....the state will ensure no one goes hungry.
"Tribals, daily wage labourers or any other poor person,irrespective of which state they are from, the Maharashtra government is committed to see to it that they don't suffer," he said.
He had instructed officials to collect data of jobless migrant workers so that they can he given relief effectively, the minister added.

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First Published: Mar 31 2020 | 4:26 PM IST

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