Socio-Economic Conditions Of Migrant Labourers-A Study With Special Reference To Inter-State Migrant Construction Workers In And Around Ambattur (Chennai)
Labour migration plays crucial role in the economic development and social conditions in both origin and destination areas. Opportunities for income in under developed villages in many states are scarce and people move out of their places in search of livelihood. There is a significant movement of Labourers from states like Odisha, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to Chennai. Poor living conditions, stagnated garbage and waste water, lack of sanitation facilities makes the lives of the migrants vulnerable. Contrary to common belief that migration increases the income level and standard of living of migrants, socio-economic conditions of migrant labourers are well below the standards; the problems faced by them at the destination place are plenty and much higher than those of native workers. The challenges relating to inter-state migration are complex and issues in migration are still need to be fully addressed. Present study is an attempt to examine the conditions of workers from inter-state migration in construction Industry.