AN ANALYSIS OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN ON UNORGANIZED MIGRANT WORKERS IN INDIA
Keywords:Lockdown, migrant workers, unorganized sector, socio-economic condition
This paper discusses various issues of migrant workers in India due to Covid-19 lockdown. This study found that the family income of the villages is dependent on agriculture and migrant workers. The rural areas of the country lack improved agricultural land, education centers, medical facilities, self-sufficient livelihoods and alternative opportunities. The socio-economic status of migrant workers is known through various newspaper, T.V, journals and studies which reveal the real situation of the country. The lockdown has left millions of migrant workers unemployed and reduced the economic status of permanent and temporary, short and long distance, seasonal workers, and the plight of the backward classes in the society through which the various promises made by the government can be realized. Migrant workers in the unorganized sector have faced various problems due to lack of proper information and lack of proper implementation of ration system. In conclusion, the Covid-19 has caused severe damage to the socio-economic conditions across the country. In developing countries like India, the government needs to take appropriate measures to address the plight of migrant workers through appropriate measures. The present research paper analyzes the socio-economic situation problems and the causes of migration. The study is based on secondary data collected from various newspapers, books, journals, government statistics, case studies etc.
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