Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)

Migrants return to cities


NEW DELHI: Dinesh Rathore from Muzaffarpu­r in Bihar returned to Delhi nearly after two-and-a-half months of staying in his native village during the lockdown in the national capital amid the rising Covid cases in April.

“I am the sole bread earner of my family. All my savings, from my daily wages of ₹300 wages, were over during this year’s lockdown,” says Rathore.

With lockdown restrictio­ns beginning to ease, migrant workers have started returning to Goa, Mumbai and Delhi in search of work.

A labour ministry spokespers­on admitted that there have been complaints from workers who are unable to find work despite easing of lockdown curbs, but the government was yet to chalk out plans to address the issue.

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