The Ministry of Home Affairs has requested the State Governments to release their respective State Disaster Relief Funds for poor, daily-wage workers and their families currently in reverse-migration due to loss of job because of lockdown.
After the declaration of lockdown, Coronavirus havoc has made migrant workers and the daily wage earners in listing the casual labour class in Delhi and other big cities to move back to their hometowns due to no work and fear of starvation, infection and loss of shelter.
The Home Ministry officials said on March 28 that they are in touch with the State administration for facilitating the interstate movement of workers. They are also planning to set up relief camps at various locations along the Highways to provide food, shelter and medical relief to thousands of workers and their families.
Meanwhile, officials said the government was keeping a close eye on the lockdown situation across the country and surveilling the availability of essential goods in India.
The current count of infected cases has reached 873 individuals with 19 deaths and 79 cured cases of COVID-19 as of March 28th evening.