The Covid-induced nationwide lockdowns made India take notice of its 400 million domestic migrants. As Covid cases abate and vaccines are rolled out, the focus now shifts to how India can find policy solutions to recognize the needs of migrants and constraints of regulators.
This is an opportunity for India to seriously evaluate its approach towards internal migration. Do we know enough about it? Should India work towards having more internal migration or less? Is India geared to leverage its diverse population through migration to boost economic growth?
The Indian Express Thinc, presented by the Omidyar Network India will initiate a series of webinars focussed on the issue of internal migration in India—a solutions-oriented discussion between some of the brightest minds and thought leaders across academia, industry, civil society and, of course, government
Honourable Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shri Hemant Soren, will inaugurate the webinar series with a keynote address. His speech will be followed by a discussion among a distinguished panel of experts featuring S. Irudaya Rajan (Professor, Centre for Development Studies), Ravi S. Srivastava (Director, Centre for Employment Studies and former Professor, JNU), Alex Paul Menon (Labour Commissioner, and Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies, Chhattisgarh Government) and Rahul Katyal, (Managing Director, Capacit’e Infraprojects Ltd).
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