Migration Narratives: The SHRAM Blog

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Informal Economy and Migration

In association with the India Bangladesh migration crisis in Assam and largely in the north east of India, it is a complex issue at hand. While the problem is framed by certain interest groups within political rhetoric in the mainstream media of Delhi, international migration is fundamentally a social movement across legally determined boundaries and […]

Community perceptions: How #Demonetisation impacts migrants

This morning I was roped in to speak about the impacts of demonetisation on migrant workers by Gurgaon ki Awaz, a community radio station in Gurgaon, where I live. I was speaking on a live show with the mandate to highlight systemic problems that might impact migrant workers in particular ways in this predicament, when […]

PEPUS celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was organised by PEPUS on 8th March, 2016 and programs were organised in the project area. International Women’s Day programmes were organized in Anapur village of Kaudihar block, Dist.- Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Why India needs to invest in planning

The recent outcry over the draft Mumbai Development Plan (DP) 2014-34 has left many wondering what really goes on in the run up to the creation of such plans. With the nature of urbanisation and the Indian scale of problems being fairly complex, urban planning and management is an important area requiring better focus. It […]

High cost of living traps migrant workers in Ghaziabad: Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra

Circular migration in India is likely to grow, and the government, NGOs and other stakeholders must take steps to make it a more remunerative and less painful process for the poor. In this light, Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra (Uttar Pradesh) undertook a study on the expenditure pattern and saving habits among construction workers, domestic workers, rickshaw […]

It’s a routine strategy under distress: PANI

Migration is a routine livelihoods strategy adopted in India and not simply response to shocks. People certainly do migrate because there is not enough work locally, but such migration should be understood as forced or distress migration because many people perceived migration as an opportunity.

Migration is a new age development challenge: Amrita Sharma (Aajeevika Bureau)

I have realized that in our villages, the youth are increasing disenchanted with farming occupation and are heading towards the city in pursuit of a better life. The stories of their search for a better future, however, do not always end well.

Treating urbanization as complementary in nature

Projections released by United Nations in its 2014 revision of World Urbanization Prospects report predict increase in urban population to 65 percent in 2050 from 54 percent presently. This implies an additional 2.5 billion people living in urban areas by 2050, highlighting the need of urban planning agenda and greater attention needs to be laid […]

Giving a voice to the migrant: The question of inclusion

After the stupendous success of the NDA coalition, specifically the BJP in the just concluded general elections, we’ve got down to discuss and analyze the reasons behind this comeback, not witnessed in the largest democracy of the world since 1984. The BJP won the general elections, with 282 seats on its own. The alliance has […]

Recognizing migration in global development agenda

As of today, one out of seven persons in the world is either an international or internal migrant. This has led to rising awareness of migration and its importance as a public good. In the post-2015 Global Development Agenda, migration should be recognized explicitly and its associated factors be given due emphasis. The Report of […]