The supreme court of India has issued several directions to the states and union territories on the number of migrant workers and arrangements made for them.
The court ordered the centre and the states to immediately provide transport, food and shelter free of cost to the migrant workers.
The court admitted that the “crisis is continuing every day with a large section of migrant labourers still stranded on roads, highways, Railway stations and state borders.
In reply to this, The bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan said in a written order, “Adequate transport arrangements like food and shelters are immediate to be provided by the centre and the state governments free of cost.
It is asked to solicitor-General Tushar Mehta to assist the court and produce the record by may 28 measures taken by the centre to alleviate the migrants’ suffering.
The Supreme Court issued a formal notice to the centre, the states and union territories.