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5 to six lakh labourers from different states are being supplied meals, Uddhav Thackeray mentioned (File)

Mumbai:

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday dismissed the opposition BJP’s demand for a package deal from the state authorities to tide over the COVID-19 disaster, saying that earlier such measures had failed to offer any tangible advantages.

Throughout a web-based briefing earlier within the day, the CM careworn the necessity to create extra healthcare amenities and supply therapy to individuals together with the distribution of meals grains.

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“Earlier, packages price lakhs of crores of rupees got, however little or no affect was see on the bottom,” he mentioned.

In the meantime, the CM mentioned the “Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Jan Aarogya Scheme” of the state authorities will now cowl all of the individuals, supplied they search therapy within the registered hospitals.

Commenting on the state authorities’s efforts to assist stranded migrant employees, Mr Thackeray mentioned, “We’re taking excellent care of those employees and their ticket fare can be borne by the federal government. We’re even giving meals at simply Rs 5 per plate beneath the state’s Shiv Bhojan scheme”.

He mentioned about 5 to six lakh labourers from different states are being supplied breakfast and two meals at shelter properties.

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“The state authorities by no means felt any burden of those labourers however they needed to return to their dwelling states, and after getting due sanctions virtually seven lakh labourers have been despatched again on 481 Shramik trains,” he mentioned.

Mr Thackeray mentioned whether or not the Union authorities pays 85 per cent of the price of tickets for these labourers or delays it, the Maharashtra authorities has paid 100 per cent of the fare for tickets price greater than Rs 85 crore.

“Regardless of our demand for working 80 (Shramik Particular) trains a day, we’re getting solely 30 to 40 trains for sending labourers again to their states,” he mentioned.

A complete of three.80 lakh migrant labourers have been ferried as much as the borders of their states or to railway stations in additional than 32,000 ST buses, which has value Rs 75 crore, the CM mentioned.

He mentioned a complete of 70,000 industries have been allowed to renew operations amidst the lockdown and 50,000 of them have really began operations with six lakh individuals.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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