DHUBRI, May 9 - As many as 585 poor migrants from different parts of India are stranded in various parts of Dhubri district amidst the lockdown, the district administration said.
According to sources, these 585 migrants belonging to financially weaker sections have come into reckoning only as they were being helped by the administration in the form of being provided rations, but the actual number of the stranded migrant people could be more than double.
Out of these stranded migrants, 113 are staying in a field at Kachaurkhas Pt-II (Chandakhol) village and 99 are staying in a field near the Chilarai Bridge at Agomoni. While 23 persons are in Fakiranirjhar near the Khoraghat Bridge, 40 are in Baniamari (Tamarhat Turning) and 39 are at Jhagrarpar Pt-I. Moreover, 11 persons are in Thana bylane, 10 at IG Road and 5 persons are at Bethel Baptist Mission School at Dhubri town. Apart from these, many persons are also stranded in different households.
Also 98 people in Agomoni area, 44 in Chagolia area, 70 in Chapar area could not return due to the lockdown and due to their poor financial conditions, they are being provided with ration supplies at the Chagolia relief camp, Agomoni HS School, Chapar HS School and Chapar Ratnapith College.
�Apart from these, we also have many poor migrant labourers who are stuck in factories, mainly brick kilns, where they work and they are being taken care of by their owners and managements,� said District Disaster Management Association district project officer Mufazzal Sarkar.
Sarkar said that apart from this list, there are also many other stranded migrant labourers who are financially strong and did not need help. There are also many people who have come as guests. He admitted that the administration is still searching for such needy people and after investigations, if they are found to be needing help, the administration will provide it.
Sarkar added that more than 200 people are still staying in different mass quarantine centres of Dhubri district where the administration is providing all the basic commodities apart from timely cooked food.
Meanwhile, in another development, the fifth COVID-19 positive case from Dhubri district, Matiur Rahman Tarafdar, has been discharged and kept at a lodge in Dhubri town under medical observation. After Tarafdar, who was found COVID-19 positive on April 23, all the coronavirus patients of the district have been discharged after getting treatment in Guwahati.