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4 crore migrants in India; 75 lakh returned home so far: Govt

May 23, 2020 19:48 IST

The Centre on Saturday said around four crore migrant labourers are engaged in various works in different parts of the country and so far 75 lakh of them have returned home in trains and buses since the nationwide lockdown was imposed. A home ministry official said 35 lakh migrant workers have reached their destinations using special trains, while 40 lakh have travelled in buses to reach their destinations. The offical said by April 3, a total of ₹11,092 crore have been released by the central government to the states and UTs under the NDRF to help the migrants.

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