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The government reported on Tuesday that more than one crore migrant laborers returned to their hometown between March and June during the lockdown due to the Corona epidemic. Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways VK Singh gave this information in a written reply in Lok Sabha.
He said that according to data prepared by the Ministry of Labor and Employment, more than 1.06 crore migrant laborers returned to their homes during this period. They also include pedestrians. According to the final information, 29,415 people died in 81,385 road accidents during this period. He also said that his ministry does not have separate figures for the deaths of migrant workers.
Three bills related to labor reforms presented amid opposition boycott
The government introduced three labor reform bills in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Amid opposition boycott, Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar introduced the bill, saying that it would prove to be a milestone for the welfare of farmers. The minister said that after detailed consultations with the states and other stakeholders, the government has introduced several changes in the bill for discussion and passage.
Monsoon session of Lok Sabha may end today
The Lok Sabha monsoon session is likely to end eight days ahead of schedule on Wednesday due to Corona being infected by MPs and other workers. Sources said that the Zero Hour can be extended after the house starts at 3 pm on Wednesday and the proceedings will be postponed indefinitely thereafter. Significantly, many bills were passed in the session started from 14 September. The current session was to last until 1 October.