The survey sheds a light on % of migrant workers, who did not receive rations or cooked food from the government/ other sources and were not paid by employers.
Mumbai| A survey named Lockdown-and-Distress_Report-by-Stranded-Workers-Action-Network carried by Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN) on 11,159 migrants stranded in various states across the country concluded that during the period of April 8 to April 13, more than 90% didn’t get any ration from the government. Around 90% of the surveyed migrants didn’t receive any wages from their employers. Between March 27 to April 13, 70% of workers who were surveyed had only less than 200 Rupees left with them to survive.
Lack Of Food Grains & Money
The survey sheds a light on % of migrant workers, who did not receive rations or cooked food from the government/ other sources and were not paid by employers, between April 8 and April 13. During this period, though the % of migrant workers who received cooked food from the governemnt or other sources improved marginally, the majority of them did not receive rations from the government or the wages from their employers.
Depleting Food Stocks
As the majority of the migrant workers, neither received the ration or cooked food from the governemnt or NGOs nor were they paid by their employers, the percentage of workers having only less than one day of ration left increased rapidly. Around 36-37% of workers had ration left for less than one day on 8 April. The numbers went up almost with 50% of migrant workers to have left with less than one day of the ration on April 13.
96% of migrants surveyed across India said they didn’t receive rations from the government. Uttar Pradesh was the worst-performing state. Maharashtra and Karnataka followed the UP’s lead with whopping 96 and 93 percent of migrants receiving no rations from the government.
|State||Migrants Who Didn’t Receive Rations|
- Cooked Food
70% of workers across India said they didn’t receive any cooked food either from the government or from NGOs. Karnataka comes across the worst-performing state in this context with around 80% of migrants not receiving cooked food. Delhi and Haryana rank second with 66% of the workers not getting cooked food during the given period of the survey.
|State||Migrants Who Didn’t Receive Cooked Food|
- Available Rations
70% of migrant workers surveyed across the country said that they have only 2 days of rations left with them. Uttar Pradesh remains the worst-performing state in this aspect with almost 100% of migrant workers having only 2 days of ration left with them. Maharashtra with 90 % of migrants with such problems remained the second worst performing state. Delhi and Haryana had 82% of workers who said they had rations left only for 2 days.
|State||Migrants Left With 2 days Of Rations|
- Financial Situation
70% of workers surveyed across the states said they have less than 200 rupees left with them to survive during the lockdown.
In Uttar Pradesh, 87% of surveyed migrant workers said that they are left with less than 200 Rs.
While in Haryana, 76% of the labourers said they had less than 300 Rs with them.
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