Databank on migrant workers

The government has drawn up a project to create a databank on migrant workers in Kerala and complete their registration.

Labour Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan told the Assembly on Tuesday that the databank would be completed in a time-bound manner with the involvement of local bodies and government departments.

Replying to a calling attention motion by James Mathew, the Minister said registered migrant workers would be provided various services, including better wages and working conditions. Pointing to the absence of data on the migrants, he said only 53,100 workers had been registered under the Kerala Migrant Workers Welfare Fund Scheme set up in 2010.

Moving the motion, Mr. Mathew called for steps for the registration of lakhs of migrant workers from other States. The Minister told the House that the Apna Ghar scheme started in Palakkad to provide housing for migrant workers would be extended to other districts.

Revenue Minister E. Chandrasekharan said the government would review the disaster management plan for Kerala and update the disaster risk reduction strategy.

Replying to a calling attention moved by V.D. Satheesan, he said modernisation of the Fire and Rescue Services would be given priority.

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