Amid the second wave of coronavirus in India, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to ensure that adequate transportation is provided to stranded migrant labourers in the National Capital Region.
The top court directed the governments of Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh (for districts included in the national capital region) to open community kitchen at well-advertised places (in NCR) for stranded migrant labourers so that they and their family members who are stranded could get two meals a day.
Even as the apex court directed the Centre, Delhi, UP, Haryana governments to provide dry ration to migrant workers in NCR under Atmanirbhar Bharat Scheme or any other scheme utilising Public Distribution System from May.
It ordered that providing dry ration authorities won’t insist on an identity card.
The Supreme Court also ordered Delhi, UP and Haryana (for the districts included in NCR) to ensure that adequate transportation is provided to stranded migrant labourers in NCR who want to return to their home.
Coronavirus cases in India have been rising for the past few weeks. However, the number of daily new cases has started to decline now while the recoveries are showing an upward trend.
Meanwhile, Delhi has shown a good recovery in the coronavirus situation as it reported over 10,000 new cases in 24 hours.
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