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SC directs Delhi, Haryana, UP govts to provide cooked food, transport to migrant labourers


New Delhi, May 13 (ILNS) The Supreme Court today passed an interim order, directing the governments of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to provide dry ration, two meals a day and proper transportation to migrant workers at districts in the National Capital Region.

A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice MR Shah said, “NCT of Delhi, State of UP and State of Haryana (for the districts included in NCR) shall ensure that adequate transport is provided to stranded migrant labourers (in the National Capital Region), who want to return to their home.”

The Bench was hearing an Intervention application filed in the suo motu petition initiated last year over the situation and plight of migrant labourers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with the name of ‘IN RE : PROBLEMS AND MISERIES OF MIGRANT LABOURERS’.

The application stated, “It is crucial to provide free cooked food through networks of community kitchens, hunger relief and feeding centres especially at places where distressed migrant workers are congregating such as industrial areas, homeless shelters, bus stations, train stations and other areas.”

Whereas, the Bench in its interim order directed, “NCT of Delhi, State of UP and State of Haryana (for the Districts included in the NCR) shall open community kitchen at advertised places (in the National Capital Region) for stranded migrant labourers, so that they and their family members, who are stranded, could get two meals a day.”

The Bench further noted, “As a last chance, we give further 10 days’ time to NCT of Delhi, State of Uttar Pradesh, State of Haryana, State of Bihar, State of Gujarat, State of Maharashtra and State of Orissa to file their specific responses on the aforesaid issues, more particularly referred to in our earlier orders dated June 9, 2020 and July 31, 2020 referred to hereinabove and steps taken or to be taken and within how much time necessary required steps to be taken.” The Bench listed the matter for further hearing on May 24. ILNS/


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