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Migrants return to Maharashtra: ‘Kin reluctant but we can eat only when we earn’
Indian Express | 29/06/2020 11:55 AM | Click to read full article
“Our families were reluctant to let us return. But we don’t have a business of our own, we’ll be able to eat only when we earn. Many of us were working on farms back home, as it is harvesting season. But we are more familiar with construction work. When our contractor informed us that work has resumed, we decided to return,”
The safeguards promised now and how the employers had treated those who were stranded have been the deciding factors for those returning to work.