Despite no lockdown around 70000 migrants yet to return

  • | Thursday | 8th April, 2021

Neeraj BaggaTribune News ServiceAmritsar April 7Around 70000 migrant workers out of nearly 2.5 lakh who were engaged in different fields and left for their native places during the Covid-induced lockdown have not returned so far. This was stated by the Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Parishad (UPKP) Punjab here on Wednesday. He said many of these employers were shopkeepers and wholesale dealers whose shops are based within the walled city. “We are not being paid a fixed salary and wages are decided on a piece rate basis. With this amount it is very difficult to feed a five-member family bear education and medical expenses besides paying room rent” he said.

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