Workers, most of them from the Philippines, reported being subject to threats, intimidation, and invasion of privacy.
A PLF survey bears out the pain of mass migration for millions of Indian labourers.
The pandemic revealed the magnitude of rural to urban migration in India and the plight of migrant workers. Here's how nonprofits can ensure their safety and inclusion.
COVID-19 has brought work migration to a standstill. And yet Bangladeshi workers are doing surprisingly well.
Since her husband was away, Rajnibai had to spend 14 days at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in Roshni with her sick child, and the entire responsibility of running the household fell on her adolescent daughter Radha.
Some 11 million migrants travelled thousands of miles home in scorching heat, many dying of exhaustion or in accidents, after losing their jobs in one of the world's longest and strictest coronavirus lockdowns
Amidst the scattered experimentation now, the Centre must offer strategic policy guidance for inter-State coordination
Kalyani Raghunathan, Dipa Sinha, Rajendran Narayanan write: There is a need to acknowledge the problem of food insecurity and take immediate action, including allocating sufficient resources to address the issue
Lockdown gave way to various challenges for Sahariyas. Like food, sanitation, and even child marriage. Cases of silicosis and Tuberculosis are rampant among Sahariyas.
e-Shram is India’s first-ever database for unorganised workers. As more workers continue to secure e-Shram cards, there is a need for a policy that looks at protecting informal workers' data, which will facilitate the delivery of welfare services. Such a policy could go a long way in improving the lives of crores of unorganised workers in India.