By revealing magnitude of migrant worker phenomenon, COVID-19 points to rural distress

According to the 2011 census, 3.5 million migrants who moved within the last one year stated economic reasons for migration. The corresponding numbers for the 2001 and 1991 census, were, respectively, 2.2 and 1.4 million.

Christophe Jaffrelot , Hemal Thakker
April 10, 2020