Post by Bimal Sahu, former Insurance Commissioner, ESIC, Ministry of Labour. Recently, newspapers reported the unfortunate and sad news about the death of 4 scavengers of Delhi Muncipal Corporation while cleaning safety tanks in the city.
In this talk, Priya Deshingkar will draw on research conducted in different locations in Africa and Asia, including India, to draw out the conditions in which low-skilled migrants are recruited and employed and the contrasting discourses on their experience. In doing so, she will highlight the often complex and contradictory outcomes of migration and the difficulties this creates for dichotomies of forced and free labour.
Women's day was celebrated with full vigor and vitality. An interactive session was facilitated by our cheerful young leader in making Sonam Singh, a Societymaker team member.
Due to language barriers the migrant workers face difficulty in accessing education and health care. The curriculum transaction in the schools in Kerala is in Malayalam, the local language or in English. The language barriers pose problems for the migrant children especially if they did not undergo pre-school education in Kerala.
Bihar is one of the most impoverished States of India. The data shows that the north Indian states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab are favourite destination of migrants from Bihar.