Karnataka is set to emulate Kerala in building transit homes for migrant workers.
The state government plans to build four transit homes in Bengaluru, each with a capacity to accommodate at least 3,000 workers. These homes will have kitchens for workers to cook their own meals. They will pay a nominal maintenance fee for the stay. Each project is expected to cost Rs 50 crore.
The concept is based on Kerala’s widely appreciated ‘Apna Ghar’ project.
The Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act, 1979, mandates builders and contractors to provide accommodation to workers.