June 02, 2020 09:02 AM

  Abohar (Face2News)

A team constituted by the Fazilka based district authorities, facilitated as many as 5,000 Punjabi laborers who had gone to Rajasthan in March for harvesting of crops in different districts but were stuck there due to lockdown that followed March-22 Janta Curfew.

Responding to the appeals made by legislators and other activists, Punjab Chief Minister had directed the district administration to make arrangements for the migrant laborers who were returning to Punjab.

A team formed by the authorities was headed by Rahul Sokhal SDE PWD B&R as Duty Magistrate, Bhupinder Singh DSP (D) as Nodal officer for migrant labor, ASI Surinder Singh, HC Ranjit Singh, constables Manjinder Singh and Harmandeep Singh of Punjab Police. Shelter home was developed in Kallarkhera village on Sriganganagar-Abohar road. The team escorted the migrant labor to shelter home, got screening done by health workers, arranged food for all.

The team prepared their lists and all were finally sent to their respective districts where quarantine arrangements had been made. Like other frontline workers, this team also risked their life to assist in combating virus spread.

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