In India, nearly 400 million people are employed in the unorganised sector and their livelihood is dependent on daily wages. The Indian construction industry employs around 55 million people and contributes around 9% to the country's GDP.
Kamgar is a platform to support migrant workers and vulnerable communities across India. Through this platform we will share information and resources which can support migrant workers and organisations working with them. Jan Sahas has initiated this platform to archive information regarding COVID-19 and its effect on the migrant worker population.
Voices of the Invisible Citizens: A Rapid Assessment on the impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on the Internal Migrant Workers
The 21-day lockdown has inadvertently exposed the extreme vulnerability of migrant workers in India. The need of the hour is a collaboration between the State, Industry, Philanthropies, and civil society organisations - to work together and cover the last mile gap.
More details of our findings and recommendations are provided in the report.
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