Pandemic left migrant workers jobless and vulnerable to exploitation

Bengaluru – The 22-year-old Rajan Kumar from Bihar came to Bengaluru for his livelihood. Bengaluru  is estimated to have more than 3 lakh migrant workers like Rajan, with 70% of them from the north and north-east India. The last census and migration data, stated that over half of  Bengaluru’s population consists of migrant workers. The […]

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Migrants still struggle to survive without any COVID19 package

Hardships of the migrant workers continue after returning to their work after lockdown. Unaware of various benefits given by the government, migrants struggle to survive. After announcing of several packages, the Karnataka government is yet to reach a major chunk of migrant workers. Ramesh Tomar, a migrant from Gwalior, has lived in Karnataka for the […]

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Economic struggle is what COVID 19 pandemic offers, especially for the informal works

Minimal assistance was provided by the government, resulting in 80% job loss. Close to 41 crore people across the country are working in the informal sector of India. They account for almost half of the annual GDP yet, time and over it is them who have been victims of negligence by the government. They are […]

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Bengaluru’s Rohingyas have no access to basic facilities

Lockdown ended rag picking, their source of income Bengaluru: Rohingya refugees living in Dasarahalli near Hebbal are struggling to make a living because they are not entitled to any facilities. Tagged illegal immigrants on Indian soil, they cannot avail of rations or basic medical facilities. The only identity they hold is the United Nations Human […]

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Labourers from Jharkhand stuck in Maharashtra for three weeks

Despite social media outreach and other calls for help spanning over three weeks, migrants from Jharkhand are still waiting for  relief. By Niket Nishant April 14, 2020 About 60 migrant workers from Godda district in Jharkhand are stuck in Thane, Maharashtra amid the nationwide lockdown over Covid-19. Despite reaching out to authorities in Jharkhand, they are […]

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Bitter border brawl gets a break

Despite the anti-migrant sentiment and demand for the passage of the Person of Goan Origin (POGO) bill, migrants in Goa get welfare benefits. By Pradnya Desai Bengaluru, April 14, 2020 Karnataka migrants stranded in Goa breathe a sigh of relief on receiving a helping hand from the Goa government, despite the bitterness between the two states following […]

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