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Do you agree with the view that the Covid-19 crisis and its associated world’s most stringent lockdown have revealed the plight of the vulnerable Indian migrant labour force? Give reasons in support of your arguments. 

 

Topic : Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

2. Do you agree with the view that the Covid-19 crisis and its associated world’s most stringent lockdown have revealed the plight of the vulnerable Indian migrant labour force? Give reasons in support of your arguments.  (250 words)

Reference:HindustanTimes

Why the question:

The article brings to us the dismal picture of the migrant workers amidst the lockdown.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the sad and worrisome state of the migrant worker’s life amidst the covid-19 crisis.

Directive:

Give Reasons – Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter- arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you are in agreement with the original proposition.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Present some key facts/data to represent the migrant worker’s crisis in the country.

Body:

Explain the alarming issues being faced by them – They are underpaid and overworked, from marginalized communities, sustained by an invisible economy of care.

In India, many of these migrants — about 100 million in total — work seasonally and circulate between their rural homes and faraway work sites for a part of the year.

 workers treated the worst often come from regions of India like Jharkhand, Odisha or Chhattisgarh which have long suffered a form of internally oppressive structures as their indigenous wealth — minerals, forests, other natural resources — has been extracted by outsiders, leaving little but high levels of poverty for the locals etc.

Discuss the efforts of government in this direction.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.