Reverse Migration in India | COVID-19

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  1. The plight of these poor people is very pathetic. I wish that they and their problems were adequately factored in government programmes. I wish the new special economic package also takes them into consideration. They have been left out by every government since independence.

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  2. Well said Indro, but it is time for controlling population explosion as well. No amount of economic welfare can work if the population keep increasing exponentially every single day.

    I may sound brutal, apathetic but there’s strong need for forced family planning. 🙏

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    1. Yes, I agree with you 100 percent. Huge population is a problem and there is a need to put a check otherwise the demography which is being touted as dividend will become the sinkhole of economy.
      UN report finds that population growth rate slowed considerably in the 2010-2019 period but the situation in UP, MP and Bihar still cause for concern. India’s population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2 percent between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion, more than double the annual growth rate of China and the US, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund. According to the report, India’s population have grown at 0.4 percentage points lower in the 2010-2019 period as compared to the decade between 2001 and 2011. There are some states, which are doing excellent in this regard. Maharashtra, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are among the states where the fertility rate has fallen well below the ideal fertility rate. There’s a hope and with more spread of basic education and women’s increased role in the society, things will be better in future.

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  3. Our weakness in sound planning and communication gaps is glaring. State Centre relationships at times make it more difficult. We never want to rise above politics.

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    1. Yes, you’re right. It’s a pity that we can’t rise above petty politics even during a crisis and poor “invisible” migrant labours are suffering every time as if they belong to nowhere – not in their home state nor in their work state.

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  4. Poor people tends to suffer the most when it comes to collateral damage. This was the case even during the 2016 De-monetization. In spite of the plans and schemes, it never percolates to everyone. Well, the country is complex so it is bound to happen.

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    1. I agree with you. But we shouldn’t take the complexity as an excuse every time. At least, during crisis we should be able to rise above the differences and include everyone in our effort to get over the crisis.

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      1. But the issue of migrant workers was same before also. It’s just that we did not have enough free time to address it nor did media find it interesting ever to place it as a national issue. And I truly believe that this will remain more or less simillar even after the resolution of the Covid crisis.

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        1. They are generally excluded from the electoral system, due to their mobility. In democracy, political parties only see their votes. Therefore, they are historically being neglected. It’s really unfortunate.

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    1. Definitely, national brands and industries need to be supported to revive the national economy and also the national industries and brands should own the responsibility of producing/supplying products and services without compromising on quality. The responsibilities lie on both sides: national producers and national consumers.

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