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The echo of migrant footfalls and the silence on policy -Sanjoy Hazarika

-The Hindu There are four things that need to be done in the country in the wake of the pandemic crisis When we hear the word migration, we think of Kerala and West Asia, or the United States and the West. However, the number of Indians who have migrated over the past decades to these geographies is minuscule compared to the vastness of the movement within the country. A few years ago,...

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How caste impacts migration and its benefits -Priyansha Singh & Chitra Rawat

-India Spend Mumbai: Poverty and lack of opportunity in their hometowns drove 93 million Indians from disadvantaged castes and tribes in 2011 to migrate to other areas within their states in the hope of securing education or employment. However. they continue to face social segregation, labour market discrimination and barriers to accessing the most basic services, finds an analysis of Census data and research studies by India Migration Now, a Mumbai-based...

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Migration: I am biased, for people -Sunita Narain

-Down to Earth We must not build a divisive agenda on migration, otherwise it will lead to endless spread of hatred It is not possible to be neutral in these times. I believe the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA), which fast tracks Indian citizenship to immigrants of certain religions, is deeply flawed. Not only it is against the secular nature of the country, but it also completely misses addressing the massive issue...

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How state governments disenfranchise interstate migrants in India -Varun Aggarwal, Priyansha Singh and Rohini Mitra

-IndiaSpend.com Mumbai: Kerala ranked first out of seven states for migrant friendly policies on the Interstate Migrant Policy Index 2019 (IMPEX 2019), an index compiled by India Migration Now, a Mumbai-based nonprofit, which analyses state-level policies for the integration of out-of-state migrants. Maharashtra ranked second with a score of 42 out of 100 compared to Kerala’s 62, and Punjab came in third with a score of 40. Internal Migration, both within a...

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Explained: Why One Nation, One Ration Card scheme could be a boon for poor migrants -Mehr Gill

-The Indian Express Essentially, the ONORC scheme has been launched keeping in mind the Internal Migration of our country. Last Friday, the government launched the pilot project for the inter-state portability of ration cards between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and between Maharashtra and Gujarat, as part of its ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme. “It is a historic day. We have started off inter-state portability of ration card pairing two states...

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