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Regional Disparities

Regional disparities in India are very pronounced and it has been a matter of debate since the First Five Year Plan. The reasons for regional disparities differ from level of socio-economic development of states, availability of resources, differential impact of colonial rule, difficult terrain,...

Tribal Migrant Women as Domestic Workers in Mumbai

Focusing on female migrant domestic workers from Jharkhand, this article looks at their lives before and after migration. Jharkhand witnesses heavy migration and mobility to cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, especially female migration. Girls and young women coming from marginalised communities migrate through different means and organisations like placement agencies, religious institutions or with the help of friends or relatives. Most of them get into the unorganised sector such as domestic work. Lack of social security measures continues to be a major challenge and a source of distress for these workers.
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