Risk and Vulnerability of Migrant Labours from West Bengal and their Life Satisfaction during Pandemics of COVID-19: A Case StudyAuthor : Md. Mustaquim and Woheeul Islam
Volume 9 No.2 July-December 2020 pp 40-45
From the very beginning of human evolution, people start the migration. Over time due to the complexity of life and rapid transform of socio-economic situation migration is gaining importance in day to day life. Migration is defined broadly as a permanent or semi-permanent change of residence. Migration takes place from economically less developed places to better places. West Bengal ranks fourth among states from where people out-migrated. West Bengal has a 9 crore population an estimation says from 2011 census data 2.2 lakh people, had migrated from West Bengal to other states for work and employment. As per our data Fifty per cent, migrants are lives in three sate namely Mumbai, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. Generally, they are blue caller workers that are urban natives are heated to do. They engaged in 3d jobs Dirty, dangerous and demeaning. We have collected the data of 5449 peoples of West Bengal over the different state from the secondary data source. During this outbreak of infectious diseases COVID-19 some restriction is imposed in daily routine social distancing norms are used to prevent the spreading of this disease. Due to sudden announcement of lockdown, they are jobless, homeless and hopeless. The analysis in the paper also indicates that 73% of migrant worker don’t have basic food for surveillance. 12% of people are trying to come back there native place. 7% of the worker is out of money. Everything makes the migrant under psychological, social and emotional strains.
Migration, COVID-19, Dirty, Dangerous, Demeaning, psychological
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