Unable to return home because of the lockdown, a large number of Odia migrant workers, who were working as daily wagers in different unorganised sectors, are now stranded in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Most of them are from Ganjam district. According to Pratap Chandra Pradhan, convenor Prabasi Odisha Sharamik Sangathan (Migrant Odisha Workers’ Organisation), over 2,000 of them are now stranded in Chennai, while around 600 are in Ernakulam of Kerala. There are also stranded Odia migrant labourers in different parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
When contacted over phone, Jatia Mahakud of Jugudi-Balabhadrapur village of Samakhemundi block of Ganjam ...
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