Many migrant workers do not want to return to the big cities after India’s lockdown left them without jobs. Photo: EPA-EFE Many migrant workers do not want to return to the big cities after India’s lockdown left them without jobs. Photo: EPA-EFE
Many migrant workers do not want to return to the big cities after India’s lockdown left them without jobs. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: India’s migrant workers are leaving cities. That’s a big problem for the economy

  • Trauma from a lockdown handled poorly by the Modi government is making many migrant workers want to return to their hometowns
  • Some 4 in 10 workers are migrants and to stop them from leaving, several states have cancelled train and bus services

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Many migrant workers do not want to return to the big cities after India’s lockdown left them without jobs. Photo: EPA-EFE Many migrant workers do not want to return to the big cities after India’s lockdown left them without jobs. Photo: EPA-EFE
Many migrant workers do not want to return to the big cities after India’s lockdown left them without jobs. Photo: EPA-EFE
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