A retelling of the Indian migrant worker’s plight
This article ponders upon the fact that despite being the largest migrant-sending country, India has yet to have a comprehensive migration policy that upholds worker rights.
Data on migration
- International Organization of Migration (IOM)’s World Migration Report 2022: There were 281 million international migrants globally in 2020, with nearly two-thirds being labour migrants.
- Larger pool of migrants: South Asia’s share is nearly 40%; further, the South Asia-Gulf Migratory corridor is the world’s largest migrant corridor. Migration is not uniform across the world and is shaped by corridors developed over many years.