The Migrant Workers Of India

Hope Of A Father

 

Photographer Shubhodeep Roy is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘The Migrant Workers Of India’.

 

The Shopkeeper

 

The Idol Maker

 

The Labourer

 

The Birdcatcher

 

The Barber

 

Migrant workers numbered more than 8.1 million people in India. In the wake of India’s 25 March 2020 decision to impose a national lockdown, domestic migrants took desperate measures to reach home amid the pandemic and policies taken to contain it, at both the central and state levels. Migrants’ often long treks home were made in the most inhospitable of conditions, frequently with tragic results.

 

The Migrant Worker

 

Indian Migrant Workers paid the heaviest price for COVID-19. The men who keep India running. Laborers who do everything from constructing buildings to clean sewers. They come to cities from Rural India. In search of work. Every morning they wait at street corners, for contractors who might have a job for them. But the pandemic has struck a hard blow. With factories and workplaces shut down due to the lockdown imposed in the country, millions of migrant workers had to deal with the loss of income, food shortages, and uncertainty about their future. Following this, many of them and their families went hungry. Thousands of them then began walking back home, with no means of transport due to the lockdown, In response, the
Central and State Governments took various measures to help them and later arranged transport for them.

 

The Street Vendor

 

The Garage Mechanic

 

The Factory Worker

 

All images and text © Shubhodeep Roy

 

 

 

 

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