Login
Migration Narratives: The SHRAM Blog

Archive for the ‘Construction Workers’ Category

Tribune oped: For informal workers, ‘notebandi’ equals ‘paisabandi’

Advertisement boards of Paytm, a digital wallet company, are seen placed at stalls of roadside vegetable vendors as they wait for customers in Mumbai, India, November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Mukta Naik, Eesha Kunduri & Manish (The original piece appeared in The Tribune on 28 December 2016) A sweeping indictment of cash needs to be replaced with a more nuanced understanding of the cash-driven economy. We need measures to protect those who are genuinely cash-dependent. The cash economy is multilayered, involving cash payments at multiple […]

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.

Migrant worker rescued from factory: A PARDA Initiative

A migrant labourer lost his left arm while working in a factory in Gujarat but his employer held him captive for over a year to cover up the incident.Lupeshwar Sabar, Tikelal Sahu and Babulal Sahu went to Hibond Cement factory Patidar village, Sapore P.S., Tehsil Gondal, Dist. Rajkot with Kisan Sahu who had earlier been […]

Ray of Hope

I have recently joined the Agrasar team. To directly orient myself to the various initiatives driven by Agrasar, I decided to interact with a few students to understand about the education program, ‘Agrasar Bachpan’. While interacting, it was my conversation with Pooja that helped me get better insight into the inspiration behind Agrasar Bachpan.

Facilitating migrant workers’ access to healthcare: Sampark

Sampark is working to improve living standards by increasing livelihood opportunities for migrant construction workers in Bangalore. Sampark is presently working in 26 labour colonies in Bangalore, and aims to reach out to 5000 construction workers over a period of three years.

‘Invisible Dangers’: Occupational health issues faced by migrant workers in Ghaziabad

Sahbhagi Shiksha Kendra (SSK)’s report on occupational health issues faced by migrant workers in Ghaziabad systematically catalogues the daily health risks faced by five major occupational groups of migrants in the informal sector. Reviewing the awareness of migrant workers about their rights and entitlements, and highlighting key health concerns, the report presents policy recommendations and […]

Lack of accountability and lost lives: PARDA Case Study

Asha* (18) left her village in Odisha to work at a brick kiln in Telengana in 2014. She secured this work through an agent, and she and her father Vishal* had been working at the same destination since December 2014. In between, Vishal returned to his village to obtaining a BPL card, while his daughter […]

Gram-Utthan celebrates International Labour Day

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

When accidents evolves into crisis: JBVSS

In simple terms, a migrant is such person who leaves his/her native place and goes somewhere else in search of work/job only to return intermittently after certain time intervals like every three, six months, yearly or once in two years. That person while away from the native surroundings has to encounter several unforeseen situations which […]

Making the migrant ‘Saksham’-MMC’s success story

Migrant construction workers living in Mumbai are one of the most vulnerable communities of city’s urban poor. Maharashtra has a share of 10.75 percent of construction workers out of a total 3.7 million migrant workers. Mumbai (suburban) alone has 1.2 million migrant workers, out of which 9.12 percent are construction workers. Considering the fact that […]