The State Government Authorities are helping the migrant laborers stranded in Goa due to lock down by registering their names on Karnataka Government’s Seva Sindu App to facilitate them to get permit to enter Karnataka as they are unable to obtain travel passes to return to their native villages in Karnataka.
Some section of news papers has reported that, groups of migrant workers have been stranded out in open without food or shelter at Keri in Sattari for last three days. It is to clarify that Belgaum District administration had requested Goa Government not to send anyone without valid NOC to cross the border. Accordingly, persons without Karnataka NOC is not being permitted to cross the border. However, the Goa Government has promptly acted upon the issue and brought the stranded persons to Peddem Shelter Home at Mapusa by Kadamba buses. They are being provided food and other items regularly.
A Shamiyana is erected to facilitate the migrant labourers near Border Check Post at Keri, Sattari.
Meantime, help desks has been put up at the Peddem Sports complex where our staff are registering the names of persons wanting to go out to Karnataka on Seva Sindhu App to expedite the process for receiving permission to exit from Goa. The registration details are being forwarded to respective districts of Karnataka to expedite receiving permissions.
North Goa Collector is personally monitoring the situation by coordinating with the Officials from Karnataka to resolve the crisis.