Lockdown-2020 and Livelihood of Migrant Women Workers in Jharkhand

Authors

  • Sabita Mishra Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Anil Kumar Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Pragatika Mishra SMS, GVT-KVK, Godda, Jharkhand

Keywords:

migrant women labourers, lockdown, livelihood

Abstract

The entire globe faces a very precarious situation during pandemic Covid-19. During national lockdown in India, it was hazardous for the migrant labourers and more unsafe for women migrant workers. They came across many livelihood challenges like: employment, nutrition, government support, societal security, health facility, etc. which were repeatedly underlined in numerous mass medianews. Therefore, to know the actual problems encountered by the women migrant returnees, this particular study was undertaken in Jharkhand state where most of women workers go on migration for earning. For the purpose, 41 women migrant returnees were randomly selected as respondents from 18 villages covering five blocks of the state. By the use of a survey schedule, data was collected in the arena of socio-economic outline, place of migration, reason of migration, sector of engagement, income, difficulties confronted and support need from government for livelihood enhancement which are pronounced in this study.

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DOI: 10.47856/ijaast.2021.v08i7.002

Author Biographies

Sabita Mishra, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Principal Scientists, ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Anil Kumar, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Pragatika Mishra, SMS, GVT-KVK, Godda, Jharkhand

SMS, GVT-KVK, Godda, Jharkhand

Published

2021-07-24