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Story in numbers: Job hunt, marriage major driver of internal migration

Between 2001 and 2011, while the population grew by 18%, the number of migrants jumped 45%

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On June 9, the court directed the central and state governments to complete transportation of the stranded migrants and expand focus of relief measures to facilitate employment for those returning home

Business Standard New Delhi
India went into lockdown on March 25. During the early phases of the lockdown, activities not contributing to the production and supply of essential goods and services were completely or partially suspended. Passenger trains and flights were halted.

The lockdown severely impacted migrants, several of whom lost their jobs because of the shutting of industries and being stranded outside their native places, wanting to return. Since then, the government has announced relief measures for migrants, and made arrangements for migrants to return to their native place. The Supreme Court, recognising the problems faced by migrants stranded in different parts of

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First Published: Jun 14 2020 | 5:12 PM IST

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