Communities remain hungry amid lockdown, migrant workers worst hit: Study -Ritwika Mitra

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published Published on Jun 20, 2020   modified Modified on Jun 22, 2020

-The New Indian Express

Ninety two per cent of the respondents had lost their jobs, said the survey which covered both migrant and non-migrant workers.

NEW DELHI: Communities struggled with hunger with loss of livelihood amid the lockdown with inter-state and intra-state migrant workers being the worst hit, according to a survey by Centre for Equity Studies in collaboration with Delhi Research Group and Karwan-E-Mohabbat.

Ninety two per cent of the respondents had lost their jobs, said the survey which covered both migrant and non-migrant workers. Among those interviewed, 24.5 per cent were women and 75.5 per cent men. Most of the respondents belong to Uttar Pradesh followed by Bihar, Assam, Jharkhand, and Delhi.

Over 10.5 per cent of the over 1,400 interviewees said they were out of food for more than seven days facing an extreme hunger situation, according to the report Labouring Lives: Hunger, Precarity and Despair amid Lockdown.

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The New Indian Express, 20 June, 2020, https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/jun/20/communities-remain-hungry-amid-lockdown-migrant-workers-worst-hit-study-2159094.html


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