The lockdown has slowed down the lives of many across the nation to dangerous levels. However, the ones who have suffered the most severe blow of this lockdown happen to be the migrant labourers who could find no way to either go home or garner sustenance in the state they were stuck in.
To aid them in such times, the government started the Bihar Pravasi Majdur Sahayata scheme.
Objective of the scheme
Labourers stuck across various parts of India found it really difficult to get through their days without transport facilities or money to get some food for themselves. The government, therefore, launched the scheme to assist such labourers with financial assistance of ₹1000.
Under this scheme, the amount would be directly transferred to the applicant’s bank account.
Benefits of Bihar Pravasi Majdur Sahayata Yojana:
- The benefits of the scheme would be provided to labourers stuck outside the state of Bihar due to the lockdown.
- Under the scheme, financial assistance of ₹1000 would be provided to enable the labourers to get by their days and also fend for transport if possible.
- The scheme is only applicable for residents of Bihar who are stuck outside their state.
- The scheme promises to offer financial aid directly into their bank accounts so the applicants would not have to step out to the banks and get to exercise the stay-at-home protocol with the lockdown ensues.
The government’s effort to provide momentary respite to the migrant labourer during these trying times is proof that no matter what, the nation unites to each other’s aid. Trying times may not last but people to unite and help each other always do.