Draft Policy Framework for Improving the Conditions of Labour Migrants from Bihar
Published By : TISS | Publish Date : 12 Oct, 2017
Bihar has a long history of labour migration, and its pace has quickened over the the past few decades. A lack of
non-farm employment opportunities in rural Bihar, coupled with increasing demand for labour in other parts of
the country has substantially increased the rate of labour migration from the state. However, a large number of
migrant workers from Bihar are engaged in short term, casual and precarious employment at the destinations.
They live and work in unsafe and unhygienic conditions. In the villages, households of migrant workers suffer from
low and irregular remittances, semi-feudal systems, lack of access to social protection and basic services, as well
as political exclusion. These issues are aggravated by the disproportionate burden on women to manage the
household in the absence of men. In this scenario, it is essential for all stakeholders, including the source and
destination governments, as well as workers’ organisations, to understand and collectively respond to the issues
and challenges of labour migrants and their families.
Link : http://www.tiss.edu/uploads/files/PolicyBriefLabourMigrationRevised.pdf
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