State government mulls to formulate credit support plant to deal with migrants


Bhubaneswar:  The State Government on Friday decided to formulate a definite action plan with credit linkage support to deal with migration of labourers from Odisha. A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting presided over by Chief Secretary AP Padhi at the Secretariat here.

A high level meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary was called up at the Secretariat on Friday while the complete detail of the plan was provided by G.Srinivas, Principal Secretary to Govt. who was also a part of the meeting.

The proposed action plan would have credit linkage support for the migrant workers following self-help group (SHG) model.

It was decided in the meeting, that a helpdesk would be established by ESIC each at Telengana, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, & New Delhi for the dadan laborers. The helpdesk will act as a point of communication for all those migrant workers. It was also revealed, that a MoU has been signed with the Tata Trust to implement the action plan.

32,718 Self-Help Group were already formed in Bargarh, Bolangir, Nuapada & Kalahandi districts with the help of 3,66,253 members. These SHGs will be funded through NABARD, as directed by the Chief Secretary.

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