Bhubaneswar: The State Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tata Trusts for security and welfare of migrant labourers.
Labour Commissioner Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav and Tata Trusts chief financial officer and Secretary Burzis Taraporevala, signed the MoU in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here on Saturday.
The Tata Trust would help implement the special action plan (SAP) for the safety and welfare of the migrated labourers, official sources said.
As part of the MoU, people will be sensitised on improving the standard of livelihood of migrated labourers especially from Bargarh, Nuapada, Kalahandi and Balangir districts and ensure that they also get benefited through various schemes of the State Government both socially and economically.
A pilot project would be implemented in 30 gram panchayats of Balangir and Nuapada districts in the first phase. The State Government has earmarked an expenditure of Rs 134 crore for addressing the problems of the migrated labourers.
It is expected that more than 20 lakh construction and migrant workers will be directly accessed through the database which would be prepared shortly. Besides, help desks would also be setup in states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu to resolve various problems faced by the labourers from Odisha.