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Supreme Court orders Centre and States to immediately provide transport, food and shelter free of cost to Stranded Migrant Workers -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu Court takes suo motu cognisance of migrant workers issue, sees inadequacies and lapses in dealing with the crisis. A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court on may 26 said there have been “inadequacies and certain lapses” on the part of the Central and State governments in dealing with the migrant workers crisis during the lockdown. The court ordered the Centre and the States to immediately provide transport, food and shelter free...

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P Sainath, founder of People's Archive of Rural India (PARI) and Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient, interviewed by Parth MN (Firstpost.com)

-Firstpost.com One of the most telling human stories to result from the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting nationwide lockdown is that of Stranded Migrant Workers. But theirs isn't a new story; it's taken a pandemic for urban India to take note of an issue that has remained an unseen aspect of the country's economy for much of its contemporary history. P Sainath, founder of People's Archive of Rural India (PARI) and...

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Return of migrants: This institution is not hostage of government, says SC

-The Indian Express The Supreme Court's remark came after advocate Prashant Bhushan said the government had shut its eyes to the plight of the migrants and their fundamental rights were not being enforced. While saying that “this institution is not hostage of the government”, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to reply within a week on a petition seeking direction to authorities to allow Stranded Migrant Workers across the country...

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Migration

KEY TRENDS  • The new Cohort-based Migration Metric (CMM) shows that inter-state labor mobility averaged 5-6.5 million people between 2001 and 2011, yielding an inter-state migrant population of about 60 million and an inter-district migration as high as 80 million @* • The first-ever estimates of internal work-related migration using railways data for the period 2011-2016 indicate an annual average flow of close to 9 million migrant people between the states. Both...

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