Bhubaneswar, Mar 28 (Local Wire): The Odisha government on Saturday assured help to all the stranded migrant labourers of outside the state living in Odisha and also to those Odia migrants who failed to come into their state before the lockdown period.
The government has now come up with a dedicated helpline of 0674-2392115 and Whatsapp No-9438915986 for those Odia workers who are stranded in areas outside the state and want to get in touch with the government for assistance.
The government believes that there are also close to 9000 workers of other states who are now stranded in Odisha and failed to return to their state during the lockdown period.
The state has also come up with a toll free helpline number- 18003456703 for them.
The government also said that it has approached the Resident Commissioners of their respective states and briefed the about the migrants from their state living in Odisha.
To ensure their welfare of migrant workers living in Odisha, the government is helping them out with cooked food and shelter through different camps.