Why India’s migrants deserve a better deal
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.