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89% stranded migrants hadn't been paid wages during lockdown period: Report

Almost three-fourths of migrants surveyed have less than half their daily wages remaining for the rest of the lockdown period

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A large group of migrant labourers gathered in Bandra, demanding for permission to return to their native states | Photo: @ANI (Twitter)

Sarah Farooqui New Delhi
A report on how the lockdown has impacted the migrant workers in the country in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak shows a very high level of economic distress, with many of them being driven close to starvation.

The report prepared by SWAN (Stranded Workers Action Network), an NGO released on April 15, reveals that only 51 per cent of over 11,000 workers who were surveyed, had rations left for less than one day, while 72 per cent said they would run out of food in two days. 

Owing to the lack of cash and food availability, many had been
Topics : Coronavirus

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First Published: Apr 17 2020 | 3:38 PM IST

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