Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that a fake campaign is going on alleging the government is giving unnecessary importance to the migrant workers during the lockdown crisis.
Some people who have vested interests and political intentions are behind the allegation. No such complaints are arising in the state. It is the responsibility of the society to provide support to the migrant workers as they are leading a tough life, the chief minister said.
The migrant workers have demanded that they want to return when the lockdown ends. So, the government will request the prime minister for a special train for this purpose. The government intends to give them proper food, medical help and other facilities because they are guests here. The chief minister added that the authorities should intervene if the facilities are insufficient.
Exams via online
The chief minister also asked the education depatment to check if the conduct of exmas and evaluation could be done via online as the educational institutions remain closed. Though major exams like SSLC exams cannot be conducted this way, the department should check which exams could be conducted via online.
Rs 1000 for artists
About 10,000 artists who applied in the Cultural Workers Welfare Fund will be given Rs 1000 for two months as a relief amount. This is in addition to the 3012 artists who receive monthly pension of Rs 3000. Apart from this, another 20,000 artists will be provided Rs 1000 for two months. 25 percent of the amount allocated for cultural institutions will be spent for this purpose.