LUCKNOW, March 27 -- Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday directed officers of all 75 districts to give food and water to migrant labourers, many of whom are walking long distances on their way home from neighbouring states amid the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.

Adityanath, who issued the directive at a review meeting, also said his government had constituted 11 committees to monitor the situation, adding that community kitchens had already been set up. He praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Centre's relief package announced on Thursday, saying this was a unique model to fight the coronavirus.

The chief minister also lauded the volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and BJP workers for helping people. p2

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