Bhubaneswar, May 15 (Local Wire): The state government now claims that more than 1 lakh Odisha migrants who were stranded outside the state have now come back their home state since May 3.
The Information and Public Relations department said that since the government allowed partial relaxation of lockdown norms and approved inter-state movement of stranded migrants, lakhs of migrants came to the state.
“Since May 3 several stranded Odisha migrants started returning to the state.
On May 14, a total of 11,487 migrants came back to the state. In total, since May 3 a total of 1,00,030 migrants have come back to Odisha.
All of them came either by bus or train,” a statement from the department claimed.
The government also said that close to 15000 quarantine centres with 6 lakh beds are now readied to cater to the needs of incoming migrants in the state.
A statement from the department said, “A total of 14,888 quarantine centres have been readied in 6798 Gram Panchayats of the State.
In all these Centres, total of 6,00,856 beds have been arranged to provide COVID-19 health services in rural areas.”