New Delhi:

Facing opposition attacks for stating there is “no information” on migrant deaths in the coronavirus lockdown, the federal government today looked for to clarify that there was “no system” to gather such information in districts.

Officials stated birth and death-related information is kept at the local level according to criteria established over a number of years.

” No system exists at the local level to gather information on the death of migrant employees in an offered district. It is immature to raise concerns on the stand taken by the Labour Ministry on this concern,” sources stated.

There has actually been a big reaction over Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar’s reaction to a concern on migrant deaths and whether households had actually been compensated.

” No such information is kept. Concern does not develop in view of the above,” the Minister informed Lok Sabha in a written reply, provoking anger and opposition criticism of a “callous” federal government.

” The Modi federal government does not understand the number of migrant labourers passed away and the number of tasks were lost throughout the lockdown. If you have not counted, have the deaths not occurred? It is unfortunate that there has actually been no influence on the federal government. The world has actually seen their deaths. There is a Modi federal government which has no info,” tweeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Yesterday, the federal government stated in another reply that the huge migrant exodus in the lockdown was activated by “phony news” about the period of the shutdown.

Today, the federal government entered into troubleshooting.

The Labour Ministry put out a note clarifying on well-being steps, consisting of for migrant employees, throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

The federal government has actually taken “extraordinary steps” for labour well-being and work generation throughout India throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, stated the note, noting those actions.

To another concern on migrant information in parliament, the federal government stated “according to the financial study 2016-17, the size of the migrant labor force can be approximated to be over 100 million in 2016 in outright terms.”

Of these, around 1 crore went back to their house states throughout the lockdown, stated the ministry.

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