With no money, food migrant laborers are struggling to survive in Assam, Hojai district

Guwahati, April 29: With no money, no food, many migrant laborers are now struggling to survive in Assam, COVID-19 lockdown.

Over 60 migrant laborers from Jharkhand, Chattisgarh who stuck inside a factory campus in Assam’s Hojai district due to nationwide lockdown are now facing food scarcity.

The migrant laborers are working at a factory of Perfect Alloys & Steel Ltd at the Modertoli area in the Hojai district in the past several months.

Migrant laborers struggling to survive in Assam

Due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown, the laborers have now faced a food crisis and money problems.

The migrant laborers have been locked inside the factory campus and alleged that, the owner of the factory didn’t provide any food to the stuck laborers.

Some laborers of the factory also alleged that, the owner of the factory didn’t release any payment to them.

“We want to return to our home. We have now no money and we are facing food crisis also,” one laborer said.

Another laborer said that – it is now very difficult for them to live in this situation.

The migrant laborers also appealed to the government to help them in this crisis hours.

Assam has reported 37 positive cases for COVID-19 so far.

Two new COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the state in the last 24 hours.

One among the COVID-19 patients died and 27 others were discharged from the hospitals.