IMPHAL, April 15: The Imphal west district administration in Manipur has provided 10,360 verified stranded migrant population with rations such as rice, dal, salt and cooking oil as on April 12, in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown, according to an official release.
In the district, 1,285 workers have also been given shelter and food by employers/industry where they are working, says Information and Public Relations Department in a press release.
The migrant workers are mostly engaged as daily wage earners, barbers, rickshaw pullers among others.
More than 200 employees of the district administration and volunteers from Red Cross, Nehru Yuva Kendra among others, helped the Imphal West District administration in providing assistance to the needy ones.
Free rations were also provided to children's homes, old age homes and rehabilitation centres.
It may be also be mentioned that the district administration provided assistance to a total of 18,824 households and 3,402.60 quintals of rice under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana as on April 12, while another 195.75 quintal of rice to 2,123 families for the district under the open market sale scheme.