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.