ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST BENGAL-Panchayat Poll Signals

and working quarters of the migrant workers provided the ideal mode for transmission of any disease. And as in the case of the present disaster, the infrastructure simply could not cope, This then is what makes for calamities: a labouring mass so desperate to seek work that it cannot afford to organise to protect its interests, a state too concerned with achieving its targets of industrial performance to dwell on issues of labour welfare, and a corporate sector with few scruples and compunctions in its indulgence of rapacious greed, Clearly, the expressions of concern and the offers of succour from the prime minister down notwithstanding, the next such calamity is just waiting to happen.

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