NMIS-National Migrant Information System developed by NDMA

On May 16, 2020, the National Disaster Management Authority launched the National Migrant Information System. It is a central online repository for the migrant workers.

Highlights

The online portal will help in inter-state communication to facilitate smooth movement of migrant workers. The portal also has added advantages such as contact tracing that will help in COVID-19 response work.

The repository will hold details such as name, mobile number, age, destination district, date of travel and originating district.

The GoI has been taking several measures to help the stranded workers and migrants wanting to shift to their home towns.

Shramik trains

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.

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