The minister further said people can get work within the state, but they go out to earn more money. “Many people from other states are working in different sectors in Odisha (Representative image)
BHUBANESWAR: Labour minister Susanta Singh on Monday urged migrant workers in the state not to leave Odisha amid the Covid-19 pandemic. He categorically asked them not to undertake any travel now.
“Nobody knows what will happen next. I sincerely request the migrant workers in the state not to go out at this juncture. You should not make your lives difficult, but stay safe,” mentioned Singh. He added that they need to additionally attempt to hold their members of the family protected. “We can get back our livelihoods and jobs, but the important thing is to save ourselves from the virus. If the migrants were to travel, they may face lockdowns, shutdowns and other difficulties. They should not be fooled by middlemen,” he cautioned.
The minister additional mentioned folks can get work throughout the state, however they exit to earn extra money. “Many people from other states are working in different sectors in Odisha. Our people can look for work here itself and stay back during this time,” he reiterated.
The migrant workers proceed to return to Odisha following the recent Covid surge throughout the nation. The primary causes behind their return are peer strain and insistence from members of the family.
“Though I was planning to carry on with my work in Karnataka’s Mandya district, I immediately decided to return home after the government announced the lockdown in the state. I will return after the cases come down,” Subash Palai from Ganjam mentioned.