Kohima, May 18 (NE): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), highlighting on the plights of stranded workers and students from Nagaland in different parts of the country due to nationwide lockdown, urged the State Government to immediately arrange special trains and feeder transport to evacuate stranded people.
A press release issued by NPCC Communication department, expressed serious concerns about the plight of those workers and students from Nagaland, wherein, 55 days into lockdown, many workers have lost their jobs and are out on the streets after being evicted for nonpayment of house rents.
The committee said that the ever looming threat of pandemic, racial attack and hunger are creating greater humanitarian crisis far beyond our imagination. Every passing day is becoming difficult to survive for majority of our people.
NPCC urged the state government to arrange special trains from different major cities of India and also to arrange feeder transport in coordination with host state to help stranded ones reach the originating station for onward journey to Nagaland.
It also suggested that the evacuation process be completed within a week by deploying additional manpower to monitor the situation in different states and a senior IAS officer whose position in the govt will be given due weightage by his counterparts in other states to meet the urgent demands of the unfolding humanitarian crisis.
NPCC while reminding on the earlier offer of bearing the cost of train fares for needy workers and migrant labourers being turned down by state govt, offered their assistance in coordinating with Congress ruled states to evacuate Naga people. The state govt stands to lose nothing by putting up collective effort in these extraordinary times, it added.
Further, NPCC stated that as a national party with presence in every nook and corner of the country, had done its best to extend every possible help through other state Congress units to stranded people whenever approached to NPCC COVID-19 Task Force.