Forget corona, it’s hunger they fear

  • | Saturday | 28th March, 2020

I have had no work since the shutdown and do not have any ration left at home for tomorrow. For the 300-odd families of construction workers living in a slum on Old Madras Road, Nagavarapalya, COVID-19 is not a cause of anxiety. “I moved to Bengaluru 20 years ago to do construction work. Shantamma, a woman who came from Yadgir only a week ago to earn money, did not expect the announcement of a lockdown. She, like many other women who either work as maids in homes or construction workers feel trapped, without a way out.

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