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Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
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Wish The Dross Away

There’s a heavy cost to making Delhi glitter for the games. It’s what no one wants to look at.

Wish The Dross Away
Jitender Gupta
Wish The Dross Away
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Under The Carpet

  • The capital will have 30 lakh homeless after the Commonwealth Games
  • 12-15 lakh of them will be migrant labourers who build the games sites
  • One lakh families have been displaced to facilitate beautification plans and build parking lots
  • About 2,000 boys aged 14-16 years are working at several games sites in gross violation of labour laws
  • So far, over 70 deaths have taken place during construction work and due to diseases caused by the unhealthy conditions prevailing at the living quarters of the labourers
  • 50,000 adult beggars and 60,000 child beggars will be removed from the city for the duration of the games and housed in camps on the outskirts
  • There is anger over the money that is being splurged. Also at the new taxes announced by the Delhi government.

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Delhi may well be bringing its citizens world-class...

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