TN sends 9,000 migrant workers backhome, industry worried

Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has said so far 9,000 migrant workers were sent back to their respective States in eight trains and urged the remaining workers to stay in reief camps till they were send back in a week’s time.

In a statement here, he said the State government, with the consent of the concerned States, has been making coordianted efforts to send them back to their States.

“So far 9,000 migrant workers were sent back to their respective states in eight trains and the rest will be sent in a week’s time. Till then they were advised to stay put at the relief centres”, he said.

Meanwhile, migrant workers going back home has caused worry to industries in Tamilnadu, as they fear shortage of labourers when they reopen after the lockdown.

“Bringing them back is not an easy task. This will add more pressure on micro, small and medium units which are already facing tough times due to various issues,” said an owner of a manufacturing unit at Ambattur.

 

NT Bureau