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Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates India’s 1st of its kind Migrant Worker Cell at Surat, Gujarat

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Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates migrant worker cell in SuratOn January 4, 2021, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurated India’s 1st of its kind Migrant Worker Cell at Surat, Gujarat. An initiative of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) it aims to help Migrants from Odia & other parts of the country working in different industries of Surat.

The cell  will be based at  iLab, Udhna, Surat and has been created under the ‘National Urban Livelihood Mission Scheme’.

This will help in connecting ‘Shramshakti’ to relevant industries and boost their livelihood and also ensure their dignity.


To create a database of migrant workers in Surat City, which will be useful during natural calamities and other situations like Pandemic.

Key Points:

i.The cell will also be used to extend assistance and government-led benefits to Migrant workers.

ii.A detailed mapping will be created and the workers will be classified based on their skills.

iii.The detailed mapping will help in boosting their livelihoods & and also ensure their dignity.

iv.The migrant cell of SMC will have names, address, native place & other details of migrant laborers ready in its data.

v.Surat is also slated to become the first city to offer affordable housing units to migrant labourers on rent, Surat Urban Development Authority (SUDA) has built 339 units at Sachin, Gujarat.

Recent Related News:

i.On 23rd June 2020, Edappadi K.Palaniswami, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Dharmendra Pradhan,Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, inaugurates Compressed Bio-Gas(CBG) Plants at Namakkal and CBG Fuel Stations at Pudhuchattiram and Rasipuram over a virtual platform.

About Gujarat:
Chief Minister – Vijay Rupani
Capital – Gandhinagar