Lockdown impact: Over 41 lakh migrant workers return to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar2 min read . Updated: 22 Jun 2020, 10:26 AM IST
- Reverse migration of labourers in Bihar will have political implications as the state is scheduled for assembly elections in Oct-Nov
NEW DELHI: The choice of 116 districts under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan--a new job scheme to help migrant labourers hit by the lockdown-- suggests that Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are the worst affected states due to reverse migration. Data, released by the Centre last week, shows that 63 of the total districts spread across these two states account for 41 lakh of the 67 lakh migrant labourers across six states mapped for the programme.
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