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Opinion  /  Published 17.09.20

Head in the sand: Data on unorganized sector

The Centre has announced its intention to create a national database for the unorganized sector that will also include migrants. This decision must be welcomed. But it must also be ensured that the Bh...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Migrants: kin lose all hope

Family members of migrant workers from Bengal who died in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh on their way home in May amid the lockdown, have lost hope of getting Rs 2 lakh each as relief from the Naren...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

India  /  Published 13.05.20

Tout alert on migrants

A network of aid workers has told the government its mechanism for the return of stranded migrants is complicated and full of holes, and has led to touts fleecing the impoverished and homesick laboure...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.04.20

Address fear, hunger

It is not as though the Centre and state governments are not trying to ameliorate the distress of migrant workers and wage labourers. According to the report prepared by the non-governmental organizat...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 20.04.20

States dithered to help their own

After much criticism, states have finally turned their attention to their own, the migrant workers who are stuck hundreds of miles away from their homes. While Delhi and Uttar Pradesh governments deci...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.04.20

'Most migrants didn’t get rations'

Nearly 96 per cent of a sample of lockdown-hit migrant workers did not receive any dry rations while 70 per cent lacked knowledge of or access to the cooked meals distributed by local authorities, a s...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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