NEW DELHI: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the Centre for proper provision in SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund) for the payment of expenses incurred on interstate travel of migrant workers and others travelling within the state.
Baghel has requested the Prime Minister to give appropriate instructions to the Ministry of Home Affairs in this regard.
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Baghel in his letter to Modi said that more than 1.50 lakh migrant workers and other persons of Chhattisgarh are stranded in other states and are anxious to return to their home due to the circumstances arising out of the lockdown.
"Workers have started returning from other states and more than 27,000 workers have returned to Chhattisgarh by their own means and bus facilities provided by the state government. Apart from this, the process of bringing back about 1.32 32 lakh workers through rail and buses has started from May 11," Baghel added.
The Chief Minister said that there is currently no provision for the workers to pay the expenses incurred in rail and bus transport from SDRF.

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