ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Providing Relief to Domestic Workers

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The number of domestic workers has been increasing rapidly in India in recent decades to around 30 million, but more recently, COVID-19 restrictions led to a sudden reduction in their work opportunities and also increased their economic problems greatly.

Domestic workers in India constitute a highly vulnerable section of workers. An overwhelming majority of them are women and girls. A significant number of them are single mothers. A majority of them are migrants. Hence, from various points of view, domestic workers have high vulnerability and have higher need for protection; a need which has increased in COVID-19 times.

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