Why not some support be given to poor migrants from native States?In general, no one likes to move out of his or her comfort zone and the "native place" attraction is still valid.
This being the case, the plight of migrants from the BIMARU States is pitiable. For example, here is a local petrol bunk in Sholinghur. The migrant from Bihar is given the night duty and he reportedly takes care of the night shift. The salary is said to be Rs.500 per day, which includes Rs.150 towards food. ( the accommodation with some limited cooking facility is also given for free). Yet, the poor guy would blow up a good amount, when he wants to go home for the mandatory 45 days. Train travel does not come cheap.
Why not give him a monthly allowance of Rs.1000 from Bihar, his home State? His economic status has to be certified by the local collector. In this fashion, the hapless migrant will have his head above water. This can be followed in the case of other migrants as well. But not for all. The IT guys who work in the State, but hail from UP, for example, can contribute their might to this Government corpus. Such support should be only reserved for the poor and the deserving.
What do Members think of this suggestion? In Chennai, there are thousands living in slums and working in the construction sites. They need such support. The hapless migrants are not educated and they are largely unskilled.