Struggling to find work under MGNREGS, Bihar migrants head back to cities

The countrywide lockdown imposed on March 24 to contain the spread of Covid-19 resulted in large-scale job losses in both the formal and informal sectors

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Images of thousands of migrant workers making journeys back to their homes captured the fear, distress and anxiety in the earlier weeks of the lockdown

Balmiki Kumar’s previous and current jobs are vastly different. For five years, Kumar, 33, taught geography at a private school in Hilsa, a town in central Bihar’s Nalanda district. He

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First Published: Oct 19 2020 | 10:11 AM IST

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