Migrant Workers

Migrant workers, street vendors bemoan loss of business during ‘lockdown’ in Delhi

Migrant workers, who constitute a large section of workers in Delhi, earn their bread and butter by working on daily wages.

published on : 7th September 2023

Visionary approach needed over quick fixes in new migrant law

A legal framework which enables social interventions and confidence-building measures to reduce violence and crime should direct the processes for creating a new legal regime.

published on : 1st September 2023

Maui fires: Immigrant workers' incalculable loss; rebuilding lives together 

With businesses burned down, legions of those who survived are now jobless. Many are also without a place to live after the blaze also tore through the housing of many people who worked at town.

published on : 21st August 2023

Creche for migrant workers’ kids a mesh of cultures

Parents find the creche a blessing. Volunteers visited the houses of migrant workers to introduce the facility.

published on : 20th August 2023

Migrant held for Assam murder, underlining state government’s database plans

The Kerala government initiated the process of registering migrant workers on August 7 after the brutal rape and murder of a five-year-old girl from Bihar by a migrant worker from the same state.

published on : 14th August 2023

In a first, Kerala to provide free ration to migrant labourers

As per the State Planning Board statistics, there were around 6.5 lakh migrant labourers in Kerala in 2011 with the number estimated to have risen threefold in 12 years.

published on : 14th August 2023

Gurugram-Nuh violence: Authorities assure migrant workers of safety amid exodus 

Lots of workers started fleeing to their native places in different states in view of violence that flared up here and in Nuh earlier in the week.

published on : 5th August 2023

Kerala: Registration of all migrant workers in the pipeline

Currently, the state relies on the Inter-State Migrant Labour Act, of 1979, for issues concerning migrant workers.

published on : 31st July 2023

Tamil scheme for migrant workers’ kids launched

“We chose Tiruppur city to launch this scheme as growth and development of Tiruppur is linked to workers from other states.

published on : 12th July 2023

Four migrant workers die as compound wall of private college collapses in Coimbatore 

Fire and rescue personnel were able to save one worker, whereas four other labourers were pulled out dead from under the debris. 

published on : 4th July 2023

Govt plans to conduct survey on all migrant workers in Tamil Nadu 

As per the first survey conducted in 2015-16, Tamil Nadu had 10.2 lakh migrant workers from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and northeastern region.

published on : 3rd July 2023

60 per cent of migrant workers in Tamil Nadu lose out on govt benefits

Study by NGO network on 361 migrant labourers in 4 dists finds majority of them are yet to register on e-Shram portal

published on : 25th June 2023

Under-construction flyover collapses in Hyderabad, nine injured

The State government will cover all the treatment expenses, Rama Rao assured.

published on : 22nd June 2023

Five migrant workers injured in LPG blast in Coimbatore

The injured were identified as T Dharmveer (40), R Veerendrojha (37) R Anurag Singh (28) R Mahadev Singh (23) from Madhya Pradesh, and L Dhananjay Singh (33) from Uttar Pradesh.

published on : 12th June 2023

Odisha train crash: Injured migrant workers stare at uncertain future

The Coromandel Express was carrying several migrants from Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha to Chennai.

published on : 10th June 2023