Bihar govt releases Rs 100 cr for migrants back in state, stuck elsewhere


(Online Desk)

The Bihar government on Thursday released Rs 100 crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to assist Bihari migrants who have returned to the state or are stuck in other states amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

Migrants who returned to Bihar from other states will be provided food with the money sanctioned by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Officials of the state government are contacting the governments of Delhi, Punjab and other states to ensure food and safe accommodation for Bihari migrants.

Apart from this, the Bihar government has also directed officials to set up disaster help centres across the state to help people affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Meanwhile, the leader of opposition in the state assembly Tejashawi Yadav requested CM Nitish Kumar to help 250 daily labourers from West Champaran who are struck in Mohali in Punjab for the last two days and facing a starvation like situation.