Kokrajhar: The Kokrajhar district administration in Assam has decided to make engagement of 8,000 migrant workers, who have returned home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and in other government schemes.
This was disclosed during a review meeting held on Thursday at Kokrajhar DC office for rehabilitation of the youths who returned to Kokrajhar district from different parts of the country.
The meeting emphasised on job engagement for the migrant workers and asked the banking authorities to create opportunities for opening of bank accounts for such workers after thorough checking.
Nearly 8,000 migrant workers have returned to Kokrajhar district following the outbreak of COVID-19 and they would be given job cards and bank account opening opportunities to get job engagement facilities in the district.
Participating the meeting, Assam social welfare minister Pramila Rani Brahma said that the migrant workers are getting job engagement in the district and district administration as well state government have taken initiatives to offer earning opportunities to these migrant workers.