Order of the Supreme Court on the problems faced by migrant labourers during the COVID-19 lockdown, 26/05/2020

  • 26/05/2020

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of ‘In Re: Problems and miseries of migrant labourers’ dated 26/05/2020.

The SC took “suo motu cognizance of problems and miseries of migrant labourers who had been stranded in different parts of the country” and directed the Government of India, State Governments/Union Territories to appraise the court of the steps taken on the matter keeping in mind the urgency of the situation. The SC also directed that adequate transport arrangement, food and shelters should immediately be provided to the migrants free of cost.