IHD-ISLE Webinar Series:
Covid-19 and its Implications for Economy, Work and Livelihoods

Institute for Human Development (IHD) &
Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE)

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Migrant Labour in the Shadow of the Pandemic


Professor Ravi Srivastava
Director, Centre for Employment Studies, IHD

Date: Saturday, 2 May 2020; Time: 6pm-7.30pm

Moderated by

Professor Deepak Nayyar
President, ISLE; Emeritus Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
and Former Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi

The Webinar will be introduced by
Professor Alakh N. Sharma, Director, IHD

Webinar Abstract:

This lecture has three major objectives. It clears myths about the nature of labour migration in India and presents broad estimates of such migrants by type. It then discusses the impact of the pandemic containment strategy (lock-down) on different categories of labour migrants and immediate policy imperatives. Finally, it discusses the medium and long-term policies in relation to labour migration and informal employment in India.

About the Speaker:

Professor Ravi Srivastava is a former Professor of Economics, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is currently Director, Centre of Employment Studies, Institute of Human Development, Delhi. He is a leading researcher on labour migration, employment, and the informal economy, and was a full-time member of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector, Government of India.


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