How do we survive, ask migrant workers

  • | Friday | 27th March, 2020

Express News ServiceBENGALURU: Waiting around construction sites, sitting on granite stones without any work, several workers in the city are worried about their future. There is no access to drinking water, we are drinking water that is used for construction at our site...” This is the plight of several migrant construction workers in the wake of the 21-day lockdown. As per the report, several workers who tried to go back home were unsuccessful as the trains were cancelled or were overcrowded, the report noted. Garment workers were told factories would be closed for a week, but were given no intimation regarding payments for April. While the situation looks grim for the informal and unorganised sector, a former IAS officer, researchers, professors and a former adviser to the Supreme Court on food security, have proposed door delivery system to each and every house, including shanties where people live, and which would cover these migrant workers.

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