The Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority has been working round the clock to ensure that basic living amenities such as clean drinking, dry food articles, medical facilities, etc. are made available to the walking migrants.
To this end, the SLSA in coordination with the DLSAs and TLSCs has launched a Help Line No. 15100 and has set up 'Legal Aid Camps' with a help desk facility at the inter-district and inter-state check posts.
Help Desk at Sheopur District Border
As of May 23, 2020, within five days of commencement of this initiative, the authority had attended 100% of the 257 grievances received by it, through its Para Legal Volunteers.
As per one of the Member Secretaries of the MPSLSA, even the judges across the Sate worked in tandem with the local administration and awareness was created through help desks on the rights of labourers. Pamphlets have been distributed to apprise the labourers about their rights and various welfare measures taken by the Central/ State Governments for their benefits.
Awareness pamphlets being distributed through various help desks
Pertinently, the authority is also ensuring that the migrants are not forced to walk, by providing them access to transport systems. In one such case, the volunteers helped a pregnant woman labour, walking down from Chhattisgarh, to reach her village in the Sagar District of MP.
A detailed report on the progress made so far is attached below.
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