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A study on the implementation of welfare programs for migrant construction workers with reference to Bangalore city, Karnataka


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Author Details: Madhavi Lokhande,Hema D,J Santosh Rupa*

Volume : 5

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2770

Print ISSN : 2394-2762

Article First Page : 367

Article End Page : 372


Abstract

India is witnessing a rapid urbanization due to the new economic policy (NEP) adopted in the year 1991. Privatisation of various sectors allowed huge industrialization and availability of jobs which is the main reason for rural population to migrate to urban areas. Though this has helped in increasing the standard of living of many individuals and overall growth in the GDP, big cities are facing huge problems like pollution, traffic, scarcity of resources, high prices etc. One problem which needs immediate attention is the construction workers. Rapid urbanisation is leading to high construction activity in the areas of infrastructure projects like roads, metro, flyovers, commercial space projects and residential complexes. This has created a huge demand for construction workers and there is huge migration of construction workers from smaller places to big cities. These construction workers lack any kind of social security and they are paid meagre amount as wages. They lead their lives in very tough conditions. This issue is creating two-fold problem; one construction workers are suffering a lot and their problems need to be addressed. Secondly because of huge number of construction workers and their poor living conditions, it is creating problems like outbreak of diseases and increase in crimes etc. This makes us to ask a question is there no system where construction workers problems are addressed? There is huge fund in existence which is meant for the welfare of construction workers which is unused. This paper aims at studying the issue of construction workers and suggest a suitable model for the funds to be utilised effectively for the welfare of construction workers.

Keywords: Urbanization, Migration, Infrastructure, Construction workers, Welfare schemes.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-2770.2018.0058