Why India’s migrants deserve a better deal7 min read . Updated: 18 May 2020, 11:57 PM IST
- Roughly 100 million migrant workers are directly responsible for 10% of the GDP. Why are they still so invisible?
- There has been an unwillingness to collect better data on circular migrants and understand how they affect the economy. This is shocking for a country that runs on migrant labour
BRIGHTON/LONDON : Images of stranded migrants and their long arduous journeys back home will remain seared in our collective memories of the covid-19 pandemic in India. According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), an estimated 122 million people lost their jobs in April alone and three-quarters of these were small traders and wage labourers.
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