Mathadi Model of Maharastra could be an institutional mechanism to address distress Migration of Western Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: Distress Migration to bricks kilns from Western Odisha is a matter of concern for the Govt and all concerned citizens of Odisha. Known as Dadan, the distress Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable condition like deniel of minimum wage, workers rights, expectation and oppression of different kind. The social security is also devied to them to address such situation and provide them right kind of social security to these migrant workers, the Mathadi or Hamel Model under Mathadi, Hamel and other workers act of 1969 of Maharastra would be a right kind of institutional mechanism said the speakers is a state level workshop organised by Human Development Foundation HDF-cDAR, a city based NGO. Supported by ILO, the workshop was inaugurated by Mr R L Jamuda, Chairman State Food Commission and Mr Subash Singh, Chairman, Odisha Building & other consultation workers welfare Board was the Chief Guest. The workshop was the follow up of the district level workshops was the follow up of the district level workshops held in the districts like Balangr, Nuapada & Bargarh.
It is Worth mentioning here that ILO, Delhi has commissioned a study an possibility of Mathadi Model replication in different sectors across the country in providing social security to distress migration and the report was placed in the workshop by Dr Sudhir Katiar of PRAYAS, of Rajstan an which the discussion took place.
The speakers includeProf. Navaneeta Raths, HOD, Dept. Of Sociology, Utkal University, Mr Souri Bandhu Kar, AITUC, Naba Mohanty, CITU, Mr Trilochan Punji, Sramika Adhikar Mancha, Rajandra Reddy, Mr D S Naidu, President and Secretary of Telengana Bricks Kiln Owners Association, Umi Daniel, Satya BrataNayak of INTUS etc took part in the workshop discussion.
Mr Ranjit Prakash, Project Coordinator, Social Protection Platform of ILO,New Delhi briefed the workshop about the ILOs intention to promote dignified labour and address the issue of distress migration. Mr D K Roy, Chairman, HDF-cDAR, presided the inaugural session of the workshop, Mr Sudarsan Das, Managing Trustee, HDF-cDAR gave the welcome address.
The important function of the Mathadi Model is that the board is a constituted with representatives of employers, employee/ workers and the Govt and social protection like PF, Gratuity, Medical Compenssion etc are being provided to the workers in informal sector. The some model could be a right kind of mechanism to address the issue of migrant labouers of Western Odoisha.
The recommendation of the workshop will be submitted to the Govt for consideration of implementation said Dr Manmath K. Mohanty, Director, HDF-cDAR.

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