NEW DELHI: Dispelling fears that migration of workers will impact industries in a big way as they gradually start operation with easing of the lockdown, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said migrants constitute only about 20% of the workforce in industries.
He said some industries are keen to bring back migrant workers and they should reach out to the collectors of districts to which migrant workers have returned. They should also take up the matter with administrations of the districts where the plants are located, he added.
He said people move to cities and industrial areas in search of work as there are no opportunities in their native places. “I read some reports of how some Shramik Special trains had to be cancelled as states could not get enough migrants who wanted to go home,” Gadkari said.
Source : TOI