Hoshiarpur, April 9
Six Gujjar families are stuck on the Himachal Pradesh (HP) border. They were not allowed to enter since the HP border has been sealed owing to Covid-19 threat. While the spring season is on, they were on their way to Himachal from Mukerian villages. Around 30 members of these six families, including women and children, are at present staying on the banks of Swan rivulet in the Talwara block. Since they were facing shortage of food, the district administration and voluntary organisations have extended help to them. Necessary arrangements have been made for them apart from providing food daily. While food packets containing dry ration have been provided by the district administration, food is also being provided to them daily by the Radha Soami Satsang Ghar, Talwara.
SDM Mukerian Ashok Kumar said the condition of these Gujjar families is being reviewed, so that they do not face any problem.
Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait said efforts were being made by the district administration to help the needy. She instructed the SDM Mukerian to make sure these Gujjars do not face any problem and to take stock of situation from time to time.
While adequate arrangements have been made by the district administration to provide facilities to migrant labourers, special arrangements have also been made for 107 Jammu and Kashmir residents with the help of Radha Soami Satsang Beas. Of them, 56 persons have been accommodated at Radha Soami Satsang Beas, Tanda, while 51 persons at Radha Soami Satsang Beas dera at Palaki village in Mukerian.
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