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Government launches online portal to track movement of migrants

News:National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA) has developed an online Dashboard called National Migrant Information System(NMIS).

Facts:

  • NMIS: It is an online dashboard to monitor and facilitate the inter state movement of migrant workers and their contact-tracing during lockdown across the country.

Additional Facts:

  • NDMA: It is the apex statutory body setup under Disaster Management Act, 2005.It comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs and is chaired by the Prime minister.
  • Contact Tracing: It is the process of identifying, assessing and managing people who have been exposed to a disease to prevent onward transmission.
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