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Transformation of ‘Migrant Labourers’ to ‘Guest Workers’ in Kerala: A Situational Analysis with Special Reference to the Kanjikode Iron Industries

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Subhitha Menon

Mercy College, Palakkad, Kerala, IN
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The inflow of migrant labourers from Bihar to Kerala has been increasing day-by-day, especially to the construction fields across the State. The Kanjikode iron industrial area in the Palakkad district in Kerala is one of these sought after areas where migrant labourers build their lives. Migrant labourers from Bihar are one of the significant labour groups in the Kanjikode iron industries. A situational analysis of migrant labourers from Bihar with specific reference to the Kanjikode iron industries was done in 2008. The intent was to analyse their living and working conditions, to study the health and social problems faced by the migrant labourers, to assess their opinions regarding protection of rights, and also to examine the availability of benefits. In 2019, a another situational analysis was done with the same set of objectives to understand the level of improvements, and how far they are being treated as our ‘Guest Workers’ here in Kerala. The research design used for this study was descriptive. The non-probability sampling procedure and the convenient sampling method were adopted for both studies. The study noted significant improvements in their working and living conditions, opinions on the protection of rights, and in the availability of social security benefits. The emergence of ‘Apna Ghar’, a residential project for migrant labourers at Kanjikode, stands as a testimony to Kerala’s welcoming attitude.
How to Cite: Menon, S., 2020. Transformation of ‘Migrant Labourers’ to ‘Guest Workers’ in Kerala: A Situational Analysis with Special Reference to the Kanjikode Iron Industries. Rajagiri Journal of Social Development, 12(2), p.None.
Published on 14 Dec 2020.
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