The Lecture is being delivered by Professor Ravi Srivastava, Director, Centre for Employment Studies, IHD. Professor Deepak Nayyar,President, ISLE; Emeritus Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Former Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi will moderate the Webinar. The Webinar will be introduced by Professor Alakh N. Sharma, Director, IHD.
This lecture has three major objectives. It clears myths about the nature of labour migration in India and presents broad estimates of such migrants by type. It then discusses the impact of the pandemic containment strategy (lock-down) on different categories of labour migrants and immediate policy imperatives. Finally, it discusses the medium and long-term policies in relation to labour migration and informal employment in India.