UP achieves annual target of MNREGS in 6 months, thanks to migrants' influx

The state government had started awarding work to the migrants from April 21 just around a month after the Centre imposed a nationwide lockdown.

published on : 20th October 2020

Contractors go all out to woo migrant labourers back

Pay for flight tickets, offer bigger salaries

published on : 1st October 2020

Caught in worries of today, corona and health distant thoughts for pregnant daily-wagers

Uncertainty has always been a subtext of their lives and the pandemic has only sharpened it.

published on : 29th September 2020

Over 4.25 lakh Nepali labourers cross border for work

Reason behind so much migrant workforce from the neighboring country is said to be unavailability of work opportunities. 

published on : 28th September 2020

TN engineers double up as teachers, help wards of farm labourers

Most of the 1,500 residents of the village are farm labourers and MGNREGA workers. 

published on : 22nd September 2020

COVID-19 lockdown: 97 people died while travelling on Shramik Special trains, says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

In 51 post mortem reports, the reasons for deaths have been shown as cardiac arrest/heart disease/brain hemorrhage/pre-existing chronic disease etc.

published on : 19th September 2020

Performing artistes turn daily wage labourers in Andhra Pradesh due to COVID-19

They hope normalcy returns at the earliest so they can go back to their vocation.

published on : 18th September 2020

UP govt mulling scheme to fund labourers' pilgrimage 

The scheme, after taking shape, is likely to benefit around 1.5 crore workers of over 20,000 factories, workshops, and around 6.5 lakh commercial establishments in the state.

published on : 17th September 2020

Some doctors oppose allowing asymptomatic migrants to work, others say it will benefit them

 An order issued by the General Administration Department allowing asymptomatic migrant labourers to work in exclusively marked zones has triggered a controversy.

published on : 17th September 2020

TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee criticises Centre for 'no data on migrant labourers' deaths'

Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar told Lok Sabha that the government does not have data on the number of migrants who died or were injured while returning to their native places during lockdown.

published on : 15th September 2020

Conduct verification of labourers via video call: HC to Delhi government

The court said that this will ensure that workers who migrated to their villages are not denied the ex-gratia, offered by the Delhi government.

published on : 27th August 2020

With public transport off the roads, labourers in Tiruchy opt for used or rented bicycles

"I get 3-4 orders for used cycles every day. Most of them are from daily wage labourers who cannot afford two-wheelers," said Selvan, who runs a cycle repair shop in the city.

published on : 24th August 2020

Opening of KIA halt station in Bengaluru pushed to September due to covid-induced labour shortage

Railways had given an in-principle approval to BIAL to go ahead with construction in June 2019 with December 2019 set as the initial deadline.

published on : 14th August 2020

Apps connect the dots between migrant labourers and jobs

In line with the ‘give a man a fishing rod’ credo, a few companies have created dedicated online platforms to help migrant blue collar workers find jobs.

published on : 12th August 2020

Cops, officials rescue bonded labourers from borewell unit

The rescue operation was conducted after one of the labourer’s father informed an NGO in MP and the district administration there contacted the officials in Bengaluru.

published on : 12th August 2020
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