Migration Narratives: The SHRAM Blog

Archive for the ‘Migration and Development’ Category

Darabar Sahitya Sansad Organises Enterprise Training Mushroom Cultivation at Ghasiandoti and Indolakusiari Village

Shramik Sahayata O Soochana Kendra of Darbar Sahitya Sansad(DSS) organised an enterise promotion training targeting the left behind women from migrant families in these villages of Balipatana block in Khordha dist, Odiaha. A 10 day long training on mushroom cultivation was organised at  village Ghasiandhoti and Indolakusiari.

Health Camp organised by Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra

SSK Ghaziabad had organised a Health Camp at Bombay Colony, Nand Gram, Ghaziabad on 17th June 2016. Around 98 migrants participated and took free advice on health related issues. Information regarding Dengue, Malaria and basic health education was also shared with the target groups.

Care Regimes and Transnational Migration: What Happens to Those Left Behind


Over the last few decades migration studies have fruitfully intersected with race, class and gender studies to foreground the gradual but steady marketisiation and commodification of migrant women’s reproductive labour from poor to richer countries.

Legal Literacy Camp Organised by PEPUS

A legal literacy camp was organized by PEPUS at village Mamai, Kaudihar block, Dist, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh on 19th April 2016.The camp was organised to make aware migrant workers of their rights and entitlements as it is the first step towards work security and empowerment.

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, […]

Educated Migrant?

The overarching discourse on internal migration has given us enough fodder to understand and analyze the perils of migrating internally, especially in a developing country like India. We (the intelligentsia) have come to understand the underlying factors that triggers  migration at source and the destination ecosystem which affects migrants. At the global scale, we stand […]

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.

International Migration Day celebration at YUVA

Maharashtra is a state known for its high level of industrialization and urbanization. The Navi Mumbai industrial and service sectors of the state attract workers from all over India. The State is, therefore, a net receiver of migrating workers. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh are the states which send […]

Welfare or surveillance? The flip side of migrant registration drives

The recent initiatives by the state governments of Kerala, Jharkhand and Odisha towards compulsory registration of migrant labourers, are ostensibly being undertaken for the purpose of creating better welfare and support mechanisms. For migrant labourers, procuring an identity card is of primary importance to avail of government benefits–yet ‘identity’ in terms of citizenship and policy […]

Gram-Utthan celebrates International Labour Day

Labour Day Celebrations were jointly organised by SSSK, Gram-Utthan and the Kanika Nirman Sramik Sangha at Charapada.