Parliament session: Congress chief calls for compensation for households of migrant labourers who died throughout lockdown

Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 16

In the dialogue in Rajya Sabha on Union Health Minister Harshvardhan’s assertion on the standing of COVID pandemic and motion taken by Union authorities, Anand Sharma of the Congress demanded compensation for households of migrant labourers who died in the course of the lockdown.

He flayed the federal government for its stand that there was no document of labourers who died.

“It is a shame,” Sharma stated and demanded the creation of a nationwide database of migrant employees within the nation.

Sharma questioned the transfer of imposing the lockdown at a brief discover— inside 4 hours of the announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Was the country prepared for it?” Sharma stated, including that had a enough discover interval given for the lockdown, logistics would have been labored out by states.

He demanded beefing up of public well being infrastructure in hindsight of knowledge gained within the wake of the outbreak of the pandemic.

The image emanating of the exodus of labourers following the announcement of lockdown has portrayed a adverse picture of India.

Rajya Sabha passes Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday handed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020, with the vast majority of the Members collaborating within the dialogue on it and demanding the establishing analysis institutes pertaining Ayurveda self-discipline of drugs be arrange in others states.

The proposed Institute within the Bill will likely be arrange in Jamnagar in Gujarat.

Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Rajeev Satav in the course of the Zero Hour on Monday raised the reviews of a Chinese firm mining information of necessary individuals, together with authorities dignitaries, like Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Demand for inclusion of Punjabi amongst official languages in J-Ok

Partap Singh Bajwa of the Congress and Balwinder Singh Bhunder of SAD on Wednesday expressed concern at Punjabi being stored out of the record of official languages within the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

Raising the matter in Rajya Sabha throughout Zero Hour, they urged the Centre for the inclusion of Punjabi amongst official languages.

Bajwa stated Punjabi is extensively spoken in Jammu and Kashmir. The state of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir have a long-standing relationship.

Bhunder stated that Punjabi is spoken everywhere in the world.”It is India’s best language,” Bhunder stated.

The anomaly of leaving out Punjabi within the UT must be rectified, the SAD chief stated.

Azad urges Centre to revive reservation for Engineers’ SHGs in J-Ok govt contracts

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday expressed concern on the determination of the Jammu and Kashmir administration to scrap the scheme of reserving a share of presidency contracts works for Self Help Groups of Engineers.

He urged the Centre to intervene to make sure the restoration of the scheme which offers an avenue for self-employment to engineers.

Raising the matter throughout Zero Hour, Azad stated the scheme was began in 2003 by Congress-PDP authorities.

As per the scheme, the Self Help Groups of the Engineers have been awarded contract works. Over the years, 15,000 engineers had acquired experience and advanced into contractors.

He stated 10 per cent of presidency works have been reserved for these engineers.

The group of such engineers who attained experience have been awarded works as much as rupees one crore.

He stated that for the reason that particular standing of the Jammu and Kashmir was achieved away with, and in the course of the turbulence, sectors like tourism have been adversely affected. There was a lack of jobs.

The Centre should intervene instantly to revive the scheme, Azad stated.

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