Migrant Workers
India  /  Published 01.05.20

Centre allows trains for migrants

The Centre on Friday issued an order allowing the movement of special trains to ferry migrant workers and others stranded outside their home states in the lockdown, two days after ordering that they w...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.06.20

200 safe homes for migrant patients

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to set up 200 safe homes in Bengal to keep Covid-19 migrant workers with no symptoms or with mild symptoms as part of a move to stem the disease’s spread i...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.06.20

Workers’ train leaves Saturday

Chief minister Hemant Soren's official send-off to migrant workers for a Border Road Organization (BRO) project, in a train scheduled to leave Dumka railway station on Friday afternoon, got cancelled ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.20

No swab test minus symptoms

The Mamata Banerjee government has eased quarantine protocol further for those returning from Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat — five states with a high incidence of Covid-...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.20

Unlock 1 boon for migrants who stayed back in Kerala

Residents of many villages in Murshidabad’s Behrampore who are employed in the construction sector in Kerala are glad they stayed back in the coastal state now that builders are getting back to work...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore


India  /  Published 24.04.20

Khammam takes care of migrants

A Telangana town has become a home away from home for migrant workers during the ongoing Covid-19 lockout. While migrant workers elsewhere have hit streets seeking a return home, around 650 people, lo...

Opinion  /  Published 09.10.18

Why migrant workers are seen as dispensable

Migrant workers are indispensable to the Indian economy. The mobility of labour, studies suggest, pushes the wheels of the economy forward. It would also appear that migrant workers are indispensable ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 20.04.20

600km trek along rail tracks

By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 15.04.20

Stranded migrant workers desperate to return home

Migrant labourers who leave their villages in search of work during non-agricultural months are stranded in cities across India, leaving their families fearful that their harvest-ready crops will with...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.04.20

Bread alone

Worries about inequalities in countries such as India are aired regularly. What is not always discussed is the invisibility that goes with inequality. For example, when the whole of audible India was ...
By The Editorial Board


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