Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has laid stress on social policing in the state which would be helpful in fight against Coronavirus and also for the period after the end of the lockdown.
Chairing a video conferencing with the MPs and MLAs of Santhal Pargana region he said that for social policing the Manki, Munda, Gram Pradhan and other social persons should be involved. He said that after the end of lockdown large number of workers will come back to the state and for taking their care and keeping them in quarantine the role of these men will be important.
He said that once social policing is established it will further help in establishing coordination with other works. Hemant said that earlier in the day he had spoken to Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and urged him that incase the government approves to bring workers and students trapped in other states than Jharkhand might need train facilities.
He said that the students and the workers who are trapped in other states want to come back and even their family members are making a request in this regard to the state government over which his government was very serious.
The Chief Minister said that the parents, relatives and elected representatives are putting a lot of pressure on the state government to bring back the stranded students and the workers but due to the orders of the Union Government the state government was currently not in a position to bring them back.
The Chief Minister said that if the Centre comes with a guideline to bring the workers and the students back by May 3, 2020 than all appropriate measures will be taken orelse the government will take its own decision. The Chief Minister said that a letter has been also written to the Prime Minister in which he has been informed that the state government was following all the guidelines of the Centre and none of them have been violated so far.
The Chief Minister said that in all the districts relief works have been initiated by the state government to tackle Coronavirus and a letter has been sent to the Union Home Ministry so that to monitor the works a committee of local representatives can be formulated and once instructions are received the committee will be formed which will help the MLAs to provide help to the needy of their area.
Hemant said that the government was serious over migrant labourers and was trying to provide financial aid to them. He said that to make sure that help reaches to all of them work for identification of registered workers was being made.
The Chief Minister urged the MPs and MLAs to make sure that provisions of the lockdown are seriously implemented in their respective areas. He asked them to make sure that proper awareness is maintained and people from one area do not travel to another area. He said people caught making movement will be put into quarantine. Hemant asked them to make sure that no one in their area sleeps hungry and requested them to keep an eye on the food grains distribution, and functioning of different kitchens in their areas.
Those present on the occasion included Cabinet Minister Haji Hussain Ansari, Dumka MP Sunil Soren and other MLAs.