For workers on the move, the CM has launched a safe migration campaign.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren announced a flagship initiative titled The Safe and Responsible Migration Initiative (SRMI) The initiative is mainly aimed at creating a holistic roadmap for scores of migrant laborers who are out of state for jobs and livelihoods.

Ranchi, Jan. 3, 2015 – Chief Minister Hemant Soren announced a flagship initiative titled The Safe and Responsible Migration Initiative (SRMI) on Thursday that is mainly aimed at creating a holistic roadmap for scores of migrant laborers who are out of state for jobs and livelihoods.Soren announced that his administration has established a special corpus fund for migrant laborers to help out bereaved families of migrant laborers who die outside the state.According to him, the first of its kind initiative was devised to discourage a recurrence of the migrant crisis that had plagued the country during the national lockdown since the Covid-19 epidemic in March last year.At the official launch of SRMI at Project Building, he said, The lockdown brought to light the murky realities of uneven migration.

We learned from the migrant crisis that it is important to maintain a safe flow so that the government and other stakeholders are in a position to assist in the event of a disaster.We have decided to instill personality changes and make appropriate connections to ensure a smooth and safe transition by drawing from those learnings.Soren also reported on the slew of measures taken by his government since the last lockdown that were specifically targeted at migrant workers.According to state labor department secretary Prawin Kumar Toppo, the pilot scheme will initially be carried out in three districts, Dumka, Gumla, and West Singbhum.

Satyanand Bhokta, the minister of the state labor department, and Sukhdev Singh, the chief secretary, were among those present.The State Labor Department will oversee the implementation of SRMI, and it will be backed by a consortium of various departments, including the Policy and Development Advisory Group, Partnering Hope Into Action Foundation, the Center for Migration and Inclusive Development, and the Indian School of Business's Bharti Institute of Public Policy.It will be an 18-month initiative, according to the SRMI policy paper.It will involve increasing social security and welfare coverage for migrant workers and their families, enabling the registration of migrant workers for better data collection, monitoring, and analysis of their situation, as well as raising awareness amongst migrants of ethical and creative activities.

To make their lives and work more comfortable wherever they go, they need a multi-step approach.SRMI is a joint effort by the government and its consortium partners to improve the coordination and management of migrant worker recruitment and welfare.

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