Migrant workers desperate to return to their homes wait for transport to a railway station in Ahmedabad, India, on May 13. Photo: AP
Neeta Lal
Opinion

Opinion

Neeta Lal

Modi’s coronavirus response leaves India’s poor migrant workers to suffer

  • Precarious and crowded living conditions for those working in the informal economy make social distancing and handwashing unfeasible
  • The government’s response has been inadequate and largely focused on long-term economic uplift, leaving the poor cast adrift with no access to social protections
Migrant workers desperate to return to their homes wait for transport to a railway station in Ahmedabad, India, on May 13. Photo: AP
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