Jagatsinghpur, July 25 (LocalWire): The Jagatsinghpur district administration on Saturday arranged a bus to send back nearly four dozens of workers who were brought by a middle man from West Bengal, a corona hotspot, for agricultural work, an official said.
The middle man had engaged 46 such workers in Biridi area without informing the local administration. The workers were kept in a private building.
Based on the local complaints, the district officials visited the site.
They provided the workers food and sent them back to their home in a bus, he said.
Authorities in the district have restricted the entry of people from the corona hotspot area to the district to prevent the spread of infections.
Although police have been deployed to monitor the district border, the workers had allegedly entered the region through village roads, he said.
Almost every year hundreds of daily labourers come from West Bengal to work in the agriculture sector as farmers face manpower shortage
86,220 hectares of land in Jagatsinghpur district, in which paddy seedling and transplantation have started in full swing.