60 Migrant Workers From Odisha Died In Other States Since 2018: Minister Informs Assembly

Bhubaneswar: As many as 60 migrant labourers from Odisha have died while working outside the state since 2018, the state Assembly was informed on Thursday.

Labour and Employees’ State Insurance Minister Sarada Prasad Nayak gave this information while answering a question of BJP MLA Kusum Tete in the House.

Similarly, as many as 5,440 migrant labourers from Odisha have been rescued from various states on the basis of 322 complaints since 2018, the Minister said.

He said that in case of death or injuries at workplace, the families of the migrant labourers are eligible for compensation under Odisha Building and Construction Workers Welfare Board and Employees’ Compensation Act.

The state government has provided compensation to the tune of Rs 64,24,807 in this regard, the Minister said.

To another query of Tete, the Minister said that as many as 1,231 contractors have been issued licences in 2023 to facilitate the migration of altogether 81,232 labourers from the state to outside for jobs.

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