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Covid impact: Women workforce disappearing, most affected in urban India

Women entrepreneurs are struggling to survive, women employed as domestic help in cities, at construction sites and in call centres, and in handicraft and retail units, have lost jobs

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For weeks, a grim nation had watched migrant workers struggle to return home after they found themselves stranded in urban India with no means of survival.

Namita Bhandare | IndiaSpend
In the video, the woman lies dead, her body laid out on the railway platform at Muzaffarpur, Bihar. A toddler, presumably the woman's, plays by her side, tugging at the sheet that covers her.

For weeks, a grim nation had watched migrant workers struggle to return home after they found themselves stranded in urban India with no means of survival, due to the abrupt imposition of the strict nationwide lockdown on March 24. Transportation services were suspended until, on May 1, Indian Railways began operating special 'Shramik' trains for stranded migrant workers.

On May 23, Arvina Khatoon, the woman on the railway

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First Published: Dec 15 2020 | 10:12 AM IST

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