Thursday, May 28, 2020

Pandemic Ripples

Due to COVID-19, the country got lockdown and many people lost their jobs, few people left their jobs and returned their home. Today, I visited a few homes along with Dyu. We spoke on how the pandemic affected their livelihood. 'My salary got cut to half. I am thinking if I should continue the job or try another one,' said a father. 

'I am not going to return to that place again' said my neighbour who returned from Madurai. 
On being asked about what he is going to do, he said, "Either I will do construction work or will work at some shop" said the neighbor, father of two children, who went to Madurai for a consistent income. 

Migrancy always happens in the hope of a better livelihood. It's going to take a long time before the urban places are filled with migrants again. It's time we build a better economy on good foundation.

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