P. Ram Mohan

Report will be sent to State and Central governments for suitable action

120 volunteers roped in by SJM for the survey

Survey will be done in Nizamabad, Karimnagar

NIZAMABAD: Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) has embarked upon a comprehensive survey on migrant workers in Gulf and also Gulf victims in Nizamabad as well as in Karimnagar districts.

The SJM roped in 120 volunteers including 60 MBA students of Kshatriya Institute of Engineering and Management, Chepur for the purpose.

They fanned out in batches in 14 mandals of Nizamabad division and Sadasivnagar mandal in Kamareddy division to carry out the task.

They will cover three villages in each mandal every day and will complete the job in 10 days.

A similar survey will be conducted simultaneously in Jagityal division of Karimnagar district from June 1, according to Kotapati Narsimhulu Naidu, SJM State co-convener.

If need be the project work will be extended beyond ten days.

Initially, the focus is on areas wherefrom a maximum number of people migrated to the Middle East countries in search of employment. The volunteers as soon as they entering the village ask residents to come to Gram Panchayat office to give details of migrant workers.

They go to certain families if they are not in a position to come to the panchayat office. People appear to be receiving the idea in a positive way going by the response it evoked during the launch of survey at Perkit village on Tuesday.

Questionnaire

The surveyors hand over a questionnaire containing 35 questions and sub-questions to the families of migrant workers. The questions include name, father’s name, caste, passport number, nature of visa, assets and liabilities. The respondents need to give details of the company in which they are working in the Gulf, salary, food and accommodation, nature of employment and so on. The questions also include whether the migrant workers have gone to the Gulf with the help of agents or have ever been deceived by Gulf agents.

In the areas where the survey has been in progress from almost every household there are one or more than one person in the Gulf.

From some families three to four persons are also in the Gulf.

From a village like Velmal in Nandipet mandal about 4,000 have gone to Dubai.

Mr. Naidu says after completion of the survey detailed reports will be sent to State and Central governments urging them to take steps to mitigate the problem.