opinion/op-ed/a-long-road-for- migrant-workers/ article35203372.ece
- In the intro, mention the brief background of the case which was initiated when the strict lockdown was announced last year.
- In the body mention various guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court such as food and travel arrangements, no insistence on identity cards, implementation of “One nation, one Ration Card” direction to the State governments to run the community kitchen, directive for National Database for Unorganised Workers etc. In the challenges mention administrative problems such as difficulty in covering migrant workers as they keep moving, lack of infrastructure in some states to run and maintain community kitchens, lack of data to identify eligible migrants. In the suggestions mention updating National Database for Unorganised Workers, developing standardised system for identification of beneficiary, States working closely with the Centre etc.
- Conclude by mentioning that it is imperative to ensure that government machinery works to its full potential and robust systems are developed to withstand the challenges that looming third covid19 wave poses.