In order to capture the information regarding movement of migrants and facilitate the smooth movement of stranded persons across States, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has developed an online Dashboard – National Migrant Information System (NMIS).
“This system will help in speedy communication between States without creating additional work at the level of the field officers. It has additional advantages like contact tracing, which may be useful in overall COVID response work,” Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) statement said.
The online portal would maintain a central repository on migrant workers and help in speedy inter-State communication/co-ordinationto facilitate their smooth movement to native places. It has additional advantages like contact tracing, which may be useful in overall COVID-19 response work.
The GoI operated more than 1,074 Shramik trains to allow migrants to return back to their home towns. These trains ferried more than 14 lakh workers. Of these 80% of the trains terminated in Uttar Pradesh. UP was followed by Bihar, Madhya Pradesh. This also shows that these states have the maximum number of migrant workers.