As the nation churned in the course of an election that lasted nearly 40 days, bringing forth debates and discussions from all corners of the country, watching from the sidelines were millions of migrants – people who’d left their villages and towns to move to other states in search of work, and in the process, unable to participate in exercising their right to vote. Why are migrants unable to vote – in their destination city or in their hometown? What assistance do they expect in this regard? Here’s an assortment of opinions from Mobile Vaani users who reported on Shram ka Samman on how their migrant status affected their participation in choosing the next government.
Not working on farms or going into daily wage labour leaves rural Indians with few options to earn a livelihood. In this article based on our ongoing campaign Shram ka Samman, we trace what options people have outside of agriculture or daily wage labour in rural areas, and why these are insufficient in keeping them from migrating.
How does the NREGA affect migration? This article is based on opinions shared by our users as part of our campaign Shram ka Samman, focusing on unemployment and the state of labour in rural India.
by Vani Viswanathan Vijay Sharma from Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, grows potatoes and some wheat, but couldn’t manage any more because of lack of irrigation facilities. ‘Sevaks and Krishi Mitras all live…
- On April 19, 2019
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by Vani Viswanathan ‘I dreamt of putting my children through school and taking care of my aged parents with the money I make,’ says Rakhi from Jamui, Bihar, who migrated with…
- On March 9, 2019
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