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Tracking Migration


An effective migrant labour policy must consider where existing labour laws fail

April 07, 2021 10:37 am

Niti Aayog’s draft policy is a good start which could, with a few adjustments, reduce the vulnerability and risks faced by labour migrants and ultimately build a more sustainable model of development.

Migrant workers jittery as Maharashtra govt considers lockdown

March 31, 2021 10:21 am

After the 21-day national lockdown was announced on March 24 last year, many stranded workers without ration or money had walked thousands of kilometers or hitched overpriced rides to reach home.

Post-lockdown misery of India’s migrant workers

March 24, 2021 4:09 pm

One year since the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed, there’s been little change in the hunger levels and unemployment rate among migrant workers, especially women.

India’s migrant workers need better policies

March 22, 2021 11:41 am

NITI Aayog’s draft report is well-intentioned. But its failure to address the policy distortions at the root of migrant workers’ issues cannot be overlooked

Explained: What is NITI Aayog's draft national policy on migrant workers?

March 22, 2021 11:41 am

A NITI Aayog policy draft has proposed the contours of a national policy on migrant workers. Several key recommendations in the draft can be compared to a government working group report from 2017.

‘You cannot build a skilled society on low-cost labour’

February 22, 2021 11:25 am

At the inaugural Indian Express Thinc Migration series presented by Omidyar Network India, moderated by Udit Misra, deputy associate editor, panelists discussed the crisis in India’s internal migration.

Explainspeaking: What 2020 taught us about India's internal migration

February 18, 2021 2:39 pm

If one imagines all of India’s internal migrants as one nation then not only would that nation be the third-largest country on the planet — that is, after China and India — but also, it would be roughly double the size of the fourth-largest nation on the planet — the United States

17 migrants died in Maharashtra after lockdown imposed: Govt

March 31, 2021 10:21 am

The government told Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that 17 migrant workers lost their lives in Maharashtra after the imposition of the nationwide lockdown in March last year in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

The budget’s urban blind spot

February 08, 2021 1:41 pm

Neither the crisis of migrants, nor unemployment and environmental challenges are the focus of the budget

At 18 million, India has largest diaspora in the world: UN

March 04, 2021 4:39 pm

The United Arab Emirates, the US and Saudi Arabia host the largest numbers of migrants from India, the UN said.