Congress to launch a national database for migrants

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The migrant workers and daily wagers have suffered badly due to the coronavirus controlled lockdown as they lost their jobs and have been pushed to poverty for years. Photo: Shaheen Abdulla/Maktoob

The Congress is working towards building a national database of migrant workers, it’s leaders said on Saturday.

The database will be linked to the party’s constant and future outreaches at a time of crisis.

The migrant workers and daily wagers have suffered badly due to the coronavirus controlled lockdown as they lost their jobs and have been pushed to poverty for years.

“The miseries of the poor workers due to lockdown have stirred the nation as they walk barefoot in hunger towards their homes,” the opposition party said.

The database will be executed through three platforms the party has launched to offer humanitarian help to the stranded migrants.

These include the recently-launched Congress helpline services and chatbot named ‘Congress Mitr’ (i.e. UP-CongMitra, Gujarat-CongMitr, etc) across states where migrant workers are being encouraged to reach out to the party for help.

According to the party data, 12 crore people have lost their jobs during the lockdown and out of these 9 crore are migrant labourers.

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