7 out of 10 migrant labourer’s family in Bihar have reduced the amount of food : Survey

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In this Corona pandemic, two-third of migrant labourers got stucked in different parts of the country. the laborers are borrowing money from their village. Among them, workers belonging to the states of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh are more worried.

This was revealed in a joint survey of professors and stranded workers action network(SWAN) of Azim Premji University. University Assistant Professor Rajendran Narayanan told that phone conversations with the stucked laborers in big cities like Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Surat, Goa, Coimbatore, Bengaluru showed that people got stucked in large groups.

The livelihood survey of Azim Premji University revealed shocking figures. According to the survey conducted through telephony over five thousand people in 12 states, 7 out of 10 families in Bihar have reduced the amount of food. 8 out of 10 people in Jharkhand are not even able to eat properly.

The survey report is also part of the hearing on the condition of migrant laborers in the Supreme Court. University assistant professor Rajendra Narayanan said, according to the survey conducted between 15 May and 1 June, 67% people are stranded. Half of these want to go home immediately. People are forced to borrow money from their village to get back home.