Lockdown and its impact on inward migrant workers of Chennai
In Chennai, more than 25 Lakh of migrant worker has been affected which is 71.44 % of its total labor force and 23% of its total population. The inward migration to Chennai is basically from northern parts of India, north-east and eastern India, while the current situation leads to reverse migration of migrant workers from Chennai to their home state. In Chennai, 74 % of migrant workers belongs to with-in state only, 24 % migrant workers are from other states of India and the rest are from abroad. These workers are majorly involved in Construction, manufacturing, service sector and textile industry in Chennai.