A Study on Welfare Schemes for Migrant Construction Workers in Karnataka
International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub,
2020, Volume 2, Issue Special Issue ICARD, Pages 261-267
AbstractThe rural economy has undergone drastic change. The irregular rain, fragmented land holding and profit less agricultural sector has forced the rural youths to migrate towards urban centres in search of better employment opportunities. The construction sector mostly informal and unorganized is the major sector that is attracting majority of migrant population. Most of the migrant workers do not register themselves under any organization and remain unorganized. Though there are many welfare schemes and welfare fund, the migrant labourers are unaware of the schemes available for their welfare. This paper tries to make an attempt towards the welfare schemes available in their favour. The awareness regarding the same among migrant workers and a brief study on the unutilized welfare fund. 107 labourers working in various construction sites in Bangalore were considered for the study.
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