PATNA, May 23 -- Responding to chief minister Nitish Kumar's call to provide jobs to migrant workers returning home, the road construction department (RCD) has identified around 5,000 migrants, who are currently under quarantine at various centres, to engage them in different road and bridge projects across the state.

On Friday, Kumar had spoken to migrant workers staying in various quarantine centres via video conference and promised to provide employment to them.

"We have identified around 5,000 skilled workers for construction work and asked agencies under the department to engage them," RCD principal secretary Amrit Lal Meena said Saturday.

The selection was made on the basis of database prepared after skill mapping 2.10 lakh workers...