AAP demands better facilities for drought affected migrants in Pimpri-Chinchwad

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Pimpri, April 28 – The water scarcity and the drought situation in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra has reached intense levels. Due to this situation, there is an exodus of migrant population from the affected areas into the nearby areas such as Mumbai, Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad township.
The AAP wing of PCMC empathizes with the plight of this migrant population which has relocated to Pimpri Chinchwad and looks forward to provide them all possible support in their hour of need. In this regard, the volunteer activists of AAP, Pimpri Chinchwad, submitted a memorandum to the Commissioner of PCMC today.
In this memorandum, the party appealed to make living arrangements for the migrants in schools which are currently closed for vacations. The party, in its petition, also appealed for basic amenities, such as food, water, medical facilities, etc to be provided to the migrants by the local administration. This support will also benefit the
administration as the migrants will not be compelled to create slum settlements, which can then pose as an issue of encroachment in the long term
Additionally, the party will suggest that the migrants be provided temporary employment under the various MNREGA schemes currently implemented in the PCMC township. As an illustration, approximately 1000 migrants with an earning potential of Rs. 10,000 per month will cost the administration approximately Rs. 1 crore for the the duration.
The Commissioner of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Shri. Rajeev Jadhav,discussed the petition with AAP volunteers in detail and assured them of all possible support to the migrants and on a war footing.
This memorandum was submitted in person by the following volunteers: Wahab Sheikh, Anup Sharma, Syaad Ayyaj, RajChakne, Raghavendra Rao, Kanta Prasad, Partha Roy, YogeshvMhalaskar and Sanyog Upasane.