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Delhi farmer spends Rs 68,000 on air tickets to send migrants home, gives Rs 3000 cash to each


Sharvari Vaidya | May 28, 2020 15:05

Delhi farmer Pappan Singh spends Rs 68,000 on air tickets to send migrants home, gives Rs 3000 cash to each…

As migrants across the country have been struggling to get back to their homes, farmer from Delhi’s Tigipur village Pappan Singh turned Good Samaritan.
Migrants at the airport (Photo courtesy: ANI)

As migrants across the country have been struggling to get back to their homes in COVID-19 lockdown, a mushroom farmer from Delhi’s Tigipur village Pappan Singh turned Good Samaritan. Singh spent Rs 68,000 on air tickets for his 10 migrant labourers working with him in his farm so that they can get back to their native – Samastipur – in Bihar. Not just this, Singh also provided Rs 3,000 cash to each so that they don’t face any difficulties while on their way back.

Unlike other migrants who have been walking, cycling or traveling by rail to somehow reach their homes, these migrants, who traveled by air, said they were ecstatic about their journey.

Singh said that these migrants had been working with him for over 23 years now and it was his duty to send them back home safely. He said he couldn’t have taken the risk of putting their lives in danger especially after being aware of the problems migrants have been facing while traveling.

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