Although govt. avoids providing data on the impact of COVID-19 lockdown, timely intervention by a civil society group working among migrants fills the info gap

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published Published on Sep 15, 2020   modified Modified on Sep 18, 2020

-Press Release by Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN), dated 15th September, 2020

In a recent press release, the Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN) has revealed that around 971 persons have died during the course of the various lockdowns, as of 4th July 2020. It has also provided the key findings of some recent studies that saw the impact of lockdown and Covid-19 on livelihood security and food security.  

To a question asked in the Lok Sabha (Unstarred Question no. 174 to be answered on 14th September, 2020) whether the Government is aware that a number of migrant workers lost lives during their return to the hometown and if so, the details of the same, State-wise, the reply was 'no such data is maintained'.

To the question asked in the Lok Sabha (Unstarred Question no. 174 to be answered on 14th September, 2020) whether the Government has done any assessment of the job loss among migrant workers due to the COVID-19 crisis and if so, the details thereof, the reply was 'no such data is maintained'.

Please click here to access the press release by Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN) dated 15th September, 2020.

For more information, please contact:

Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN)

Anindita Adhikari, Mobile: 9871832323;  Email id: [email protected]
Rajendran Narayanan, Mobile: 9620318492; Email id: [email protected]

Official email id: [email protected]

 


Press Release by Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN), dated 15th September, 2020, https://twitter.com/AninditaAdhik13/status/1305843954772897793?s=20


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