Govt survey to focus on migrant woes and assess remittance risk2 min read 24 Aug 2020, 06:52 AM IST
The outcome of the survey could be used for designing social security measures
It is important to capture the ground realities for future course of action, said a government official
NEW DELHI : The Centre is set to conduct a national exercise to find out the economic impact of covid-19 on formal and informal sector migrant workers, and across industry segments, to capture the remittance pain different regions are facing. The household survey, likely to be carried out by the labour bureau, the data and survey wing of the Union labour ministry, will also capture remittance risks to the rural economy till the pandemic is contained, said two government officials, seeking anonymity.
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