For 25 lakh migrant labourers working in Kerala, the state government last week inaugurated Apna Ghar, the country’s first hostel for migrant labourers at Kanjikode in Palakkad district. With a capacity of housing 620 male workers, the hostel was built at a cost of Rs 8.5 crore to provide cheap, safe & hygienic accommodation. It will feature shared rooms with bunk beds, indoor washrooms, kitchens & dining halls along with recreational facilities at a monthly rent of Rs 800. It is also equipped to handle fire emergencies and power outage as well as ensures 24/7 security through CCTV surveillance. The state government also plans to set up similar hostels in other districts as well.