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SC Directs Swift Action to Provide Ration Cards to Migrant Workers

The Supreme Court has reiterated its directive for the expeditious provision of ration cards to approximately eight crore migrant workers registered on the eShram portal. Expressing dissatisfaction with the delays in implementation, the court emphasized the need for swift action by States and Union Territories.

Advocates representing activists highlighted the urgency of the matter, underscoring the potential exclusion of over 10 crore workers from the protective ambit of the Food Safety Act. The court’s directive underscores the welfare state’s obligation to ensure the inclusion of every migrant worker in the ration card system, reaffirming its commitment to social justice and equitable access to essential resources.