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Posts Tagged ‘livelihood’

Six months at PEPUS: A photo-essay

A visual snapshot of PEPUS (Paryavaran Evam Prodyogiki Utthan Samiti) and their interventions in the last six months. This photo-narrative presents an insight into the communities PEPUS works with, and the day-to-day interventions such organisations undertake.

Interrogating stereotypes about migrant populations

Yesterday, DNA reported that the Health Minister of Kerala suggested that migrant workers from across the country bring new diseased to the state, and for this reason “as part of ‘Safe Kerala’ campaign, nearly 25 lakh work force from other states, staying in different labour camps, would be screened”. The Indian Express published a report […]

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 […]

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 […]

Diversifying income sources for rural households: Assessments from 70th round of NSSO

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) has recently released, from its 70th round, key indicators on the situation of agricultural households in India. The results of the ‘Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households in India’ pertain to the crop year 2012-13. For the fraternity interested in migration issues, this could be an interesting dataset to […]