Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, Saturday talked to his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Jagan Mohan Reddy for return of Odia migrant workers, students, professionals, pilgrims and tourists stuck up in the State due to the 40 day nationwide lock down.

Patnaik, in a video conference, thanked Reddy for his government to support to Odia people stranded in his State.

The Andhra Pradesh chief minister said that nearly 2000 people are leaving for Odisha.

Patnaik also talked to Karnataka chief minister BS Yediruappa on Saturday. He thanked his Karnataka counterpart for facilitating the return of Odia people those are willing to come to be State.

Yediruapaa congratulated the Odisha chief minister for the commendable job done in containing Coronavirus in the State. He said over 15,000 Odia people are in Karnataka.

The chief secretary of the two States also interacted on the returning of the Odia people from the southern State.

Union petroleum and steel minister Dharmendra Pradhan joined the video conference from Delhi.