Migrants are always an important section of the country. Migrants are playing the dynamic character in India to help the country in many fields such as health care staff. Today is the topic on the Migrants of the India. What are the current situations of the most important section of the country? Lets look some observation over here that really Migrant in India are the only voters or pillar of an economy?
Lets look some observation over here that Migrant in India are the only voters or pillar of an economy?
Who are Migrants in India?
Migrants are the movement of people away from their usual place of residence, across either internal (within country) or international (across countries) borders. The latest government data on migration comes from the 2011 Census. As per the Census, India had 45.6 crore migrants in 2011 (38% of the population)
There are so many pattern in migration are classified. One of the ways to classify the migrant’s pattern is:-
- Intra-State Migrants– This type of migrants takes place between two parts of the same state. The intra-state migration due to the reason of marriage and family with variation between male and female migrants.
- Inter-State Migration- This is the highest category of the migrants in India. As per the Indian government data U.P, Bihar and the Madhya Pradesh are the highest source of the inter-state migrants
Article 19(1)(e) of the Constitution, guarantees all Indian citizens the right to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India. Subject to reasonable restrictions in the interest of the general public or protection of any scheduled tribe.
I have mentioned this constitution because they are facing the genuine issues during living in other part of the country or the state
Here are the some issues facing by Migrants in India:-
- Absence of Health service benefits given by the government
- Lack of food provided through the public distribution system. state governments issued Ration card required to access benefits under the PDS and is not portable across states
- Lack of access to affordable housing and basic livelihood in urban areas.
The situation of the migrants in India is getting worse in the time of Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of migrants all over the country are trying to back home after unplanned Lockdown started from 25th Mar’2020.
All the factories, worked placed are closed during the lockdown imposed in the country. Resulting millions of migrant had to deal with loss of income, food and the rent houses where they live and uncertainly about their future.
What Government said?
Millions of migrant started walking towards their home on foot due to suspension of transport facilities in India during Lockdown. The central and state government in India transported more than 90 lacs migrant thru special trains and buses. Thousands of migrant are not received any benefits under government relief schemes during lockdown
How many migrant died during the Covid-19 pandemic? and is there any relief fund would arrange for their family? This question had asked in Parliament Monsoon 2020 session to the government
As per the Indian Express News, The Center government informed to the Parliament on Monday, that no data had available on the deaths of migrant workers caused during sudden nationwide Lockdown during corona virus pandemic this year.
Responding on a question, the Ministry of Labor and Employment, through a written reply, said “no such data is available”
On whether any compensation or relief was provided to the victim’s family, the government said, “Question does not arise in view of the previous question.”
As same as there is no such data available of how many doctors died during Lockdown. This is the worst situation of the country where we given title of Corona Warrior to all the doctors, nurses, hospital staff and many people who direct or indirect served the nation in terms of health care services.
Nearly 40 million internal migrants livelihood impacted during the nationwide lockdown, as per the World Bank Report
Question Is Still Remain
All the data and working are just a upper level paper work. But the Migrants are always facing the real ground level situation. We always have a question that Migrants In India Are The Only Voters Or Pillar Of An Economy?
The time of every election these same people are the most important and the key voters of the country. But when we talk about their future and life no one come to take responsibility