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India’s migrant crisis pointed to another problem – its lack of shelter homes

Governments must take this opportunity to revamp their strategies to house migrant workers

On March 24, when the government announced a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, India was served a fierce reminder that its cities are, by…

  • Anhad Imaan
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Many of them set out for their villages hundreds of kilometres away – on foot.

Several state governments introduced measures to force desperate, unemployed migrants into shelter homes.

But these measures were inadequate even as stop-gap alternatives, let alone as effective policy strategies.

They not only…

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