Odia Migrants in Surat to return by Trains: Odisha CM


TNI Bureau: In view of a series of bus mishaps and other issues during long hours of travel, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has taken the decision to bring back all Odia migrants from Surat (Gujarat) by special trains only. No bus travel will be allowed going forward.

In addition, the CM has decided to enhance the COVID-19 testing in Odisha to 15,000 per day. Some other decisions included measures for Agriculture Sector, Farmers, SHGs, Industries etc.

Other decisions taken by CM Naveen Patnaik at a high-level meeting today are:

  • Farming activities, Industrial works and transport facilities will be normalized in Green zone
  • Loans for Farmers & SHGs will be increased
  • Mandatory for foreign travellers to register themselves on return to Odisha
  • More focus on Districts where more migrant workers are working

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