Construction Firms in Telangana Want Migrant LaborsJun 06, 2020 04:27 PM
After the opening of lockdown, the state economy is steadily reeling back to normal life. Construction firms might face a shortage of workers; hence major companies are luring the construction workers with extra incentives and also flight tickets. There is a dearth of migrant labors and they are in serious demand to finish the incomplete projects. For instance, contractors in Bengaluru construction firm have booked flight tickets to bring back 10 carpenters from Bihar for an important project in Hyderabad.
Important construction companies during lockdown provided food, shelter, and medicine for labors working on site. They were able to retain a large number of workers to stay in Telangana. Gangula Kamlakar Minister for Food and Civil Supplies invited the workers and welcomed them with flowers. The minister is quite optimistic and he mentioned about higher wages and Government welfare activities to attract labors from Bihar in TS.
The worse hit was the Telangana rice mills workers who left to Bihar during Holi and couldn’t return due to lockdown. Almost 90% of the labors are stuck in Bihar. The labors would load and unload rice from the trucks.
To make sure that the workers stay in TS Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao gave incentives such as Rs 500 and 12-kg rice for every migrant. This was helpful to woo them so that they remain in the state. Despite free food, many of them left on foot to their respective village.
Migrants workers are still returning to their native place but many construction firms are desperate to bring them back.