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Monday, July 04, 2022

Tracking Migration

The coronavirus-triggered lockdown has led to an exodus of migrant workers struggling to reach their home states. The exodus of migrant workers from the cities following the announcement of the first lockdown last year threw the spotlight on the vast number of Indians who live outside their home states. The total number of internal migrants in India, as per the 2011 census, is 45.36 crore or 37% of the country’s population. This includes inter-state migrants as well as migrants within each state, while the recent exodus is largely due to the movement of inter-state migrants.


‘Women are the original migrants; they have to migrate to a new family after marriage’

January 21, 2022 8:17 am

This session of the Thinc Migration series looks at how Covid-induced disruptions impacted migrant women and children, who are often overlooked when it comes to policy-implementation.

IE Thinc Migration: ‘Boosting housing supply is necessary, not sufficient’

November 13, 2021 9:24 am

At the sixth edition of the IE Thinc Migration series, presented by The Indian Express with Omidyar Network India and moderated by Deputy Associate Editor Udit Misra, panelists discussed solutions around complexities in regulation, migrant identity, credit worthiness and their role in providing housing for migrants.

IE Thinc Migration: ‘We need power to flow from the bottom to the top’

September 28, 2021 12:36 pm

The latest edition of IE Thinc Migration, moderated by Deputy Associate Editor Udit Misra, explored structural causes of poor livelihoods among migrants and discussed policy solutions to improve conditions in both home and destination states.

Thinc session examines need for jobs with dignity for migrants in urban areas, policy changes needed

August 31, 2021 7:58 am

It may fall on the private sector, as much as the government, to figure how to change this if India has to sustainably grow. What can be done in terms of corporate policy and labour policy to improve livelihoods?

Tracking migrant children: Palghar, Nandurbar also part of pilot, special panel to take tips from Telangana

July 29, 2021 12:08 pm

Maharashtra’s pilot project to track and transfer entitlements for migrant children is all set to include migration from Palghar and Nandurbar districts along with Melghat in its scheme of study.

IEThinc Migration Series: ‘Formal inclusion of migrants requires samaj, sarkar and bazaar to come together’

July 30, 2021 6:11 pm

The fourth edition of IE Thinc Migration series, moderated by Udit Misra, Deputy Associate Editor, The Indian Express, had panelists discuss why the difficulties of millions of migrant workers have stopped being part of the national discourse, and what can be done to change this.

IEThinc Migration Series: Acting feels nice but it’s temporary; common man is the superhero, says Sonu Sood

July 21, 2021 5:17 pm

Actor Sonu Sood says philanthropy fulfills him in a way that acting can’t and urges the government to break protocols to help migrants during crisis, in a fireside chat with Anant Goenka, Executive Director, Indian Express Group

Migrant and informal workers must have social security

July 21, 2021 5:30 pm

The crisis during the pandemic highlighted the vulnerabilities faced by them, making clear the need for clear policy framework and greater commitment to their welfare

Sonu Sood at IEThinc Migration Series: Need to give every hand work so that every mouth can be fed

July 31, 2021 12:21 pm

“I was doing movies as an actor, and you are part of a Rs 100-crore film or a Rs 200-crore film but…there is nothing more special than touching the soul or connecting with an individual that you are never going to meet again in your life,” Sonu Sood said.

Evicting without rehabilitating violates rights of slum dwellers

June 29, 2021 1:31 pm

Especially when done in the middle of a deadly, unprecedented pandemic, it endangers the health and lives of thousands