Special action plan for Odisha migrant workers announced

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday announced a special action plan to reduce migration problem in the state.

The special action plan has been prepared for intense action in 30 Gram Panchayats of Bolangir and Nuapada districts to curb migration and facilitate the creation of livelihood opportunities for migrant workers within the state.

It would be scaled up and replicated in other migration-prone areas in a phased manner.

“I am sure the plan would help in providing alternate livelihoods to address migration in Bolangir and Nuapada districts by improving the household income of poor families and reduce their vulnerability,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

He said it would eventually serve as a blueprint for scaling up to other migration prone districts of the state.

It is expected that Rs 134 crore would be spent in the areas.