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1) Migrant workers in India play a vital role in the economy of the host state and yet, they have to face a lot of hardships. Comment. (250 words)

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1) Migrant workers in India play a vital role in the economy of the host state and yet, they have to face a lot of hardships. Comment. (250 words)

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Why this question

The recent violence in Gujarat remind us once again to the precarious state of life of a migrant labourer in India. In this context it is essential to examine the role of migrant workers and the problems they face.

Directive word

Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to express our opinion as to whether migrant workers play a vital role in the economy of the host state and what are the problems they face, if any.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– present some statistics highlighting the volume and pattern of migration of labour in India.

Body-

  1. Discuss the role played by migrant workers in the economy of the host state. E.g they provide cheap labour for construction and development works; increase consumption of the host economy etc.
  2. Discuss the hardships and deprivations they face. E.g face backlash for taking jobs and putting stress on public infrastructure, involvement in petty crimes etc; inability to claim government support and benefits from various subsidies etc; problems of residence- slums; problems of supporting family etc.

Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.

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