The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee wrote a letter to Chief Ministers of 18 states on Thursday regarding the aid needed for the migrant workers stuck in their states on lockdown. This letter was written to initiate coordination between these states and work out the solution for the help of such peoples who are far away from their home and their source of income is shut down due to the lockdown. Such people are considered as vulnerable as the lockdown they do not get any wages and food if they do not work.
The Chief Minister took this action after she was informed about a group of migrant people who were workers in Maharashtra, who were stuck without the supply of food and do not have a place to sleep as the lockdown restricted them to go back home to their state.
When she was informed about the situation She spoke to Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thakaray around 10 am about those workers and with Maharashtra police being into the action of helping people with supply took them around 2 pm, they rescued them to a shelter and provided them with food.
Apart from her conversation with Maharashtra CM she also wrote a letter to CMs of Chattisgarh, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Jharkhand, Goa, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh.
In her letter, she wrote that Many semi-skilled and unskilled workers who are residents of our state are stuck in your state as it is impossible to reach these people so I ask you to help these people and provide them with basic commodities such as food, basic shelter and medical facilities in the time of this crisis.
She said that her chief secretary will pass the details of such persons to their chief secretaries so that they can be helped easily.
She also said that her government will do the same for the people of their state stuck in West Bengal.