Reverse Migration in a Frailing Rural Economy

By Sridhar Kundu May 22, 2020

Rural India is incapable of absorbing the estimated 23 million interstate and intrastate migrant labour who might return home from urban areas due to the COVID-19 lockdown. This is because the rural economy is already overburdened, excessively dependent on agriculture, and has widespread hidden underemployment, data show. Read the article by Sridhar Kundu, Senior Research Analyst, at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB here.