West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked the Centre to transfer Rs 10,000 each to the bank account of migrant workers.
“I appeal to Central Govt to transfer ₹10,000 each as one-time assistance to migrant laborers including people in the unorganized sector,” she said in a tweet.
Mamata also said that a portion of PM-CARES could be used for this.
“People have been facing economic hardship of unimaginable proportions because of the ongoing pandemic,” she added.
Mamata’s demand came a day after the TMC government claimed to have transferred Rs 20,000 to the bank account of each of those whose homes got destroyed by the cyclone Amphan.
“I’m happy to share that Government of West Bengal has transferred funds to nearly 5L affected people for repairing their homes, released crop damage assistance to 23.3L farmers, apart from 2L betel farmers. We’ve released ₹1444 Cr so far, against an initial estimate of ₹1350 Cr,” she said on Tuesday.