The 21-day lockdown has inadvertently exposed the extreme vulnerability of migrant workers in India. The construction sector contributes to around 9% of the country’s GDP and employs the highest number of migrant workers across India with 55 million daily-wage workers. Every year around nine million workers move from rural areas to urban cities in search of work within construction sites and factories. This report is the result of telephonic interviews with 3,196 migrant construction workers from North and Central India. The data paints a dismal picture of negligence and apathy.

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