The Telangana High court on Wednesday directed the govt to provide 12 kg of rice to stranded migrant workers and tribals without insisting on biometrics and identity particulars during the lockdown.
A Hyderabad resident identified as Srujana Amaganti filed a PIL claiming that the govt refuses to offer aid of Rs 1500 to the migrant workers, as they didn’t draw rice for the last three successive months. The division bench of Justice MS Ramchander Rao and Justice K Lakshman, who were hearing the PIL, said that the govt cannot stop the payment for such reasons.
The court also asked the govt to increase the one-time financial assistance of Rs 1,500 in accordance with G.O 45, to all or any white card holders regardless of whether or not they had drawn rice within the last three months or not. The court made these observations while hearing two separate Public Interest Litigations (PILs).