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Economic Survey 2017 says labour migration higher than earlier estimates

According to data cited in the survey, Delhi was the largest recipient of migrants, accounting for more than half the number in 2015-16. People from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar accounted for almost half the migrants in the same period.

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 […]

Migration is Here to Stay

Migration has been a recurring phenomenon throughout human history. Since time immemorial, man has perpetually been on the move in search of greener pastures and greater opportunities. These migratory movements have been a potent force in shaping the cultural landscape and political configuration in much of the modern world.

India’s Internal Migrants: Citizens Without a Vote and a Voice

The issue of political inclusion of the vast mass of India’s internal migrants gained salience when a batch of petitions, filed by a few Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and social activists, came up for hearing before the Supreme Court of India in early 2014. In light of the efforts aimed at extending the franchise to NRIs, […]

Workshop on Plight of Migrant Workers Organized by Adhikar

The workshop on plight of migrant workers, organized by Adhikar, was held on 30th October 2015 at the DRDA Conference Hall, Khordha.The workshop started with the opening remarks by Senior Employee of Adhikar Ms. Malaya Manjari Mishra. Ms. Mishra briefed about the Aims, Objectives and Agenda of the Workshop.

The Art of Being Indispensable

Being indispensable for somebody is a commendable achievement-to be absolutely necessary implies great potential as a resource and being able to provide some service, without which, you cannot sustain. When the idea of ‘being indispensable’ is placed in larger context of society and its structure, whoever or whatever assumes that role is of intense importance […]

PARDA celebrates International Labour Day

May Day was observed by PARDA in collaboration with legal service authorities of the government, at Nuapada on 1st May. The celebration was an occasion to highlight key issues faced by migrants, such as the disconnect between government schemes and beneficiaries, the scope of labour laws, and how legal grievances can best be addressed.

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 […]