Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
3. Discuss the effects of lockdown on India’s migrant workers; also explain how Post-lockdown misery of India’s migrant workers warrants some urgent measures. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
The article explains that the post-lockdown misery of India’s migrant workers warrants some urgent measures.
Key Demand of the question:
Discuss the effects of lockdown on India’s migrant workers; also explain how Post-lockdown misery of India’s migrant workers warrants some urgent measures.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
One year since the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed; there’s been little change in the hunger levels and unemployment rate among migrant workers, especially women.
Explain the effects of lockdown on the migrants first. Distress migration: due to non-existent social security and unilateral decisions. Loss of livelihoods, Paradox of hunger despite having plenty, Devastating impact on women and children’s nutrition etc.
Discuss the policies and initiatives of the government in this direction.
Suggest what needs to be done.
Conclude with way forward.