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Migrant Labourers

Covid Migrants Stranded At The Crossroads

Covid Migrants Stranded At The Crossroads

Legislating social security for migrant labourers is essential, but for these to be helpful, State and society need to develop a migrant-friendly attitude

13 May 2022
How BOCW Boards Were Used To Help Unorganised Workers In Pandemic And What Issues Remain

How BOCW Boards Were Used To Help Unorganised Workers In Pandemic And What Issues Remain

States and union territories disbursed cash through direct bank transfers and rations to unorganised sector workers through BOCW Welfare Boards.

01 May 2022

Labour Day: Mobility Of Humour

ART (a risky thought) is a project done by animator and cartoonist Sunil Nampu and artist Riyas Komu in collaboration.

Why Does One Come Back?

Why Does One Come Back?

Jai and Biru returned to Ramgarh because they had Gabbar to eliminate. This essay delves into what makes all kinds of migrants—people who leave,...

23 April 2022

Food Insecurity: No Prayer For The Malnourished

Behind the record sales of Parle-G during the pandemic is India’s murky reality—lack of safety net and food security

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25 March 2022
25th March 2020: A Time To Remember, A Time To Forget

25th March 2020: A Time To Remember, A Time To Forget

Everyone who had a house would be talking about quality family time. We would be gushing about blue skies and birdcall and fresh breeze. Those who didn’t...


01 May 2022
Revisiting Lockdown: How Migrant Crisis Left Thousands Of Sahariya Tribals In The Lurch

Revisiting Lockdown: How Migrant Crisis Left Thousands Of Sahariya Tribals In The Lurch

Lockdown gave way to various challenges for Sahariyas. Like food, sanitation, and even child marriage. Cases of silicosis and Tuberculosis are rampant among...


09 February 2022
Pandemic And Lockdown Spell Doom On Kashmiri Migrant Workers In Shimla

Pandemic And Lockdown Spell Doom On Kashmiri Migrant Workers In Shimla

Fondly called  'Khans' or 'Khan bhai' in Shimla’s parlance, there are 6,000 to 7,000 Kashmiri labourers, few of them in the second and third generation,...


02 February 2022
Forced Labour And Other Violations At Dubai Expo: Human Rights Report

Forced Labour And Other Violations At Dubai Expo: Human Rights Report

At a time, when the Dubai Expo has churned out its success, the migrant workers are experiencing rampant violations of labour rights and hardship.


19 January 2022
SC To Consider Hearing Plea Seeking Food, Welfare Measures For Migrant Workers During Third COVID Wave

SC To Consider Hearing Plea Seeking Food, Welfare Measures For Migrant Workers During Third COVID Wave

It has sought details of foodgrains provided by the Centre to the states for implementing the food schemes for migrant workers.


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07 January 2022
Chief Minister Soren’s Intervention Allowed Rescue Of Five Migrant Labourer From Karnataka

Chief Minister Soren’s Intervention Allowed Rescue Of Five Migrant Labourer From Karnataka

The migrant workers from Gumla district were forced by a contractor to work for 18 hours a day and abused and beaten up on occasions for refusing to work long...


27 December 2021
Kerala Christmas Violence: 50 Migrant Workers Held

Kerala Christmas Violence: 50 Migrant Workers Held

On Saturday night, Christmas day celebrations by migrant labourers from the north east part of India at Kizhakkambalam turned violent, leading to several...


24 November 2021
FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar Arrest Norwegian Journalists Reporting On Migrant Labour Camps

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar Arrest Norwegian Journalists Reporting On Migrant Labour Camps

The two Norwegian journalists Halvor Ekeland and Lokman Ghorbani were detained by the security forces for 30 hours and the footage they gathered from the...


21 November 2021
When A Filmmaker Accompanied Migrant Labourers At The Peak Of Covid-19 Pandemic

When A Filmmaker Accompanied Migrant Labourers At The Peak Of Covid-19 Pandemic

The documentary and the book '1232 KMS' by Vinod Kapri captures an incredible journey of great fortitude against all odds.


29 October 2021
How Green Was The Valley: Bihari Workers Fleeing Kashmir Bemoan Loss Of Livelihood

How Green Was The Valley: Bihari Workers Fleeing Kashmir Bemoan Loss Of Livelihood

Plight Of Migrant Workers: Economics forced them to leave Bihar. Now terror has made them flee Kashmir.


29 October 2021
Shock And Woe: Killings Of Migrant Workers Leave Kashmir Without Its Cheap Work Force

Shock And Woe: Killings Of Migrant Workers Leave Kashmir Without Its Cheap Work Force

Migrant workers from Bihar drive Kashmir’s construction and agriculture needs. Their exodus after the recent targeted killings will hurt the labour-hungry...


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18 October 2021
Torrential Rains Disrupt Chardhaam Yatra; Three Dead

Torrential Rains Disrupt Chardhaam Yatra; Three Dead

The deceased have been identified as labourers from Nepal, who were engaged in a hotel construction in Uttarakhand’s Pauri district.


24 September 2021
Broken Foot: An Artist's Comment On Caste

Broken Foot: An Artist's Comment On Caste

Mumbai-based artist, Prabhakar Kamble spoke to Outlook about his work – Broken Foot which appears on the cover of our latest edition. On stands today.


01 September 2021
Jharkhand Government Keen On Rehabilitation Of Migrant Workers

Jharkhand Government Keen On Rehabilitation Of Migrant Workers

Skilled workers who do not want to migrate again will be given priority in employment particularly in the new projects where Jharkhand hopes to see new...


05 August 2021
Himachal HC Seeks Details On Covid Orphans, Measures For Migrant Workers, Tourists

Himachal HC Seeks Details On Covid Orphans, Measures For Migrant Workers, Tourists

‘More stringent measures would be taken by the State in the coming days keeping in mind the prevailing situation,’ the government’s counsel told the...


15 July 2021
FIFA World Cup 2022: Unions Connect Players With Migrant Workers In Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022: Unions Connect Players With Migrant Workers In Qatar

Germany, Netherlands and Norway players wore T-shirts in team photos before games that were seen as directing scrutiny on Qatar


02 July 2021
SC Order Towards Making ‘Food For All’ A Reality

SC Order Towards Making ‘Food For All’ A Reality

The stranded migrant crisis caused by the national lockdown, imposed with little notice, in March 2020 shook the conscience of the nation.


29 June 2021
Centre, Delhi Dissent Continues Over Activating 'One Nation One Ration Card' Scheme In Capital

Centre, Delhi Dissent Continues Over Activating 'One Nation One Ration Card' Scheme In Capital

ONORC scheme is an important welfare measure to extend food security to migrants who are covered under the National Food Security Act Scheme


12 June 2021
Gujarat Govt Hails MGNREGA Scheme As ‘Lifesaver’ During Pandemic

Gujarat Govt Hails MGNREGA Scheme As ‘Lifesaver’ During Pandemic

MGNREGA was launched by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2006.


12 June 2021
Implement ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ Scheme To Ensure Migrants Get Ration: SC To States

Implement ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ Scheme To Ensure Migrants Get Ration: SC To States

The SC also sought answers from the Centre on how it plans to distribute ration under the 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna’ to those migrant labourers who...


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