Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Migrants LabourJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2021-12-05
Authors : Harshal Pandharinath Rokade;
Page : 185-188
Keywords : Migrants Labour; issue; psycho social support; government;
The problems of migrant workers have become very important in many developing countries of the world. On 24th March 2020, the Government of India ordered a nationwide lock down in India - starting midnight to stop the Corona virus from spreading in Country. Lock down in India has impacted millions of migrant?s workers. Lack of food and basic amenities, loss of employment, fear of unknown and lack of social support were major reasons for struggle in this huge part of population. Many of the migrant workers have returned to their villages. The risk is particularly higher for those who are working in unorganized sectors, and those who do not have writer contracts, or those whose contracts are at the verge of completion. Migrant workers faced with the situation of spending a few days in temporary shelters, which may be quarantine centers, while trying to reach to their native places, are filled with anxieties and fears stemming from various concerns and it need of psycho - social support. In an order issued on April 29, the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed states to co - ordinate individually to transport migrants using buses. On May 1, the Indian Railways resumed passenger movement (for the first time) with Shramik Special trains. On April 1, the Ministry of Health to operate relief camps for migrant workers with arrangements for food, sanitation and medical services.
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