Socio-economic Factors

Impact of COVID-19 and the Lockdowns on Migrant Workers from Kalahandi, Odisha

Author : Gram Vikas | 2020
Published By: CMID, Kerala

The districts of Kalahandi, Balangir and Koraput, commonly referred to as the KBK districts, which are among the most backward districts of the country, contribute significantly to the labour migration from the state. Thuamul Rampur, Odisha with the largest proportion of Scheduled Tribes and the lowest level of literacy among the Community Development Blocks in Kalahandi district, has been witnessing large-scale, long distance labour migration of young men, particularly to the southern Indian states.3,4 Gram Vikas, in partnership with the Centre for Migration and Inclusive Development (CMID) conducted a rapid assessment following up a robust random sample of migrant workers from Thuamul Rampur to understand the initial impact of the lockdown on migrant labourers from Kalahandi whose remittances play a pivotal role in the local economy.

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