Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo Credit: File)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed industries of Uttar Pradesh – that are closed due to 21 days nationwide lockdown to tackle the outbreak of deadly coronavirus - to give full salaries to their employees. "The companies, which have been closed during the lockdown period, will have to pay their employees salary," Adityanath was quoted as saying by ANI.
He also asked government officers to give 'Rs 1000 from the government's pocket' to daily wage labourers and poor people.
"I request the house owners to not take rent from their tenants who are poor or are daily wage labourers," he said while adding that "electricity and water will not be disconnected even if people are not able to pay their bills."
The chief minister also assured daily wage labourers and poor people that they will get food and other facilities. "The government will ensure that everyone gets food, drinking water and medicine no matter where he or she is from," Yogi said.
"The officials need to take care of the daily and economic needs of workers from other states so that they do not feel the need to flee to their respective states," he added
Meanwhile, the district administration has deployed 1,500 buses to take the migrant workers who had returned from Delhi and Bihar due to the coronavirus lockdown to their native districts where they will be checked for COVID-19 symptoms.
"As many as 1,500 buses were pressed into service after sanitization. Around 2,000 workers had gathered at Laal Kuan this morning (Sunday). They were also facilitated to go back to their homes, that too without any cost," he said.
Authorities of all those districts have been informed so that a medical checkup of the migrants may be conducted when they alight from the buses. Any person showing symptoms would be sent to hospital.
With PTI Inputs