Mangaluru: DC directs builders, contractors to employ migrant workers, provide facilities


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Mangaluru, May 11: A meeting of builders and contractors was held by the district administration here on Monday, May 11. In the meeting, the builders and contractors were directed to employ migrant workers in the district along with ensuring that necessary facilities and safety measures have been provided to them.

The builders and contractors who were present on the occasion consented to the directions laid down by the district administration.

 

They were also asked to arrange one-way transport for the migrant workers who are staying in different places across the district. The contractors and the builders were also asked to provide accommodation to the migrant labourers at construction sites.

 

 

  

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi

    Tue, May 12 2020

    Please ensure that the well sheltered, well fed, well financed Bangladeshis and Rohingyas get mixed up with the genuine migrant labourers and increase their stronghold.

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  • Satish Kunder, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, May 12 2020

    Knee jerk reaction from Government. Why care was not taken when lockdown was announced? Now these workers have lost faith in the government as they were looked after as second class citizens. No food, no money and allowed to mend their ways themselves.

    Getting local labour is difficult as youths here are leaders of their own right protecting religion and cows. They are being taken care by their masters as foot soldiers to create trouble in the name of religion. They are getting their payment for the easy work till they land in jail.

    We need to educate these youths and make them to come out this and give them a proper training for construction works. Then they can prosper and many others will also follow them. Beginning needs to be done. Being a retiree I can offer my services in educating these youths and like minded people can join together to make it a reality

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  • Antony, Padil

    Tue, May 12 2020

    Is this China? Democracy has failed.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Mon, May 11 2020

    Real estate business has stagnated since a couple of years. Coastal Karnataka region finance engines, are primarily run on NRI... Petro dollars from middle east nations have subsided, resulting in crash in demands for new constructions..... Today this volatile industry, has received another body blow, by Covid19 pandemic..... skilled migrants have started fleeing Karnataka, taking the nearest possible route home.... Future is certainty bleak as recession has set in, disabling livelihood for lakhs of our countrymen...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 12 2020

    Let the builders keep a cap of 2500.00rs per square feet. All the unsold units will be sold immediately, with the revenue, they can plan new projects.
    No.. they will not do that. Greedy!!!

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  • R.L, udupi/usa

    Mon, May 11 2020

    Soon flight full of middle east unemployed workers are coming back to Mangaluru they are jobless they need jobs they can replace the spot of these migrant workers from other state.

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  • Sun, Manglore

    Tue, May 12 2020

    Be careful. Your job may be also in danger.

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  • Manoj B, mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    R.L, udupi/usa
    don't underestimate anyone Better you have to be extra careful. because USA is in danger stage

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  • Harsha, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 11 2020

    Migrant workers are still walking on highways & RR tracks since weeks with no food or money or water. Many have died. . Tragedy of migrant workers is heart breaking. God bless these people.

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  • A A, Mlore

    Mon, May 11 2020

    Why our locals dont want to become coolies?

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  • Jasmine, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 11 2020

    90% are Engineers and Doctors in Mangaluru!! what coolie will they do....

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, May 12 2020

    Jasmine, very true; remaining 10% are financial consultants, LIC/INSURANCE/pyramid scheme agents, & realty brokers!!

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  • James, Bendur

    Mon, May 11 2020

    Set an example by yourself.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, May 11 2020

    If that is the case then our 'Smart City' has to show leadership and make a sea change and go full technical and modernize the operation by bringing in earth moving equipments, cranes, concrete mixers, collaspsable scaffolding and belt transports which needs trained and certified personnel with qualifications in related field instead of age old 1000 people carrying chattis to 50th floor with concrete, pick axes, ropes and spades. Problem we have is we are very slow to adopt to change and move forward.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, May 11 2020

    Most of migrant construction workers have left. No need to call them back to pollute the city and increase crime rates. There are still left over and lot of local better construction workers so hire them first on priority.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Mon, May 11 2020

    What a kind thought and what a good move. Kudos to The D.C.

    J> G/

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  • James, Bendur

    Mon, May 11 2020

    All need to help migrants. If anyone see them walking on the roads please give them some food or little cash so that they can reach to their home safely

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