Ludhiana (Vicky): Satish Chandra Dhawan Government College in association with Punjab Commerce and Management Association (PCMA) has organized a Virtual Round Table Conference on the ‘COVID Crisis and its impact on Migrant Workers Homecoming and on Business, Agriculture’.
The beginning of the virtual conference Was initiated by PCMA Secretary Dr. Vikasdeep. The virtual conference was organized by PCMA President Dr. Ashwani Bhalla and Dr. Dharam Singh Sandhu.
This virtual conference was held to review the results of a survey on migrant workers conducted by Dharam Singh Sandhu. This survey was conducted by SCD College teachers and students.
In the survey, 60 percent of migrants assured that they would return, 15.5 percent refused and 24.5 percent said they would return only after the corona disease was eradicated. The survey also found that migrants spent 50 percent of their income here. Their departure would now cost Ludhiana’s economy Rs 380 crore every month.
Dr. Ashwani Bhalla said that the economic survey was conducted on the basis of the number of laborers and their monthly earnings and expenditure.
The conference was attended by eminent personalities from the worlds of business, economics, society, and education. In which Dr. Prem Kumar, Hero Group, D. L. Sharma, Vardhman Group, Upkar Singh Ahuja, Chairman Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CISU), Pankaj Sharma Secretary Sisu, eminent economist, Dr. J. S. Bedi, and Dr. Puran Singh, Vice President PCMA, Dr. B. B. Singla and Dr. Vikas Deep General Secretary PCMA Were included.
In his inaugural address, the Deputy Commissioner said that till May 18, about 15,000 migrant workers are returning home by 12 trains every day. And so far 2 lakh workers are returning home to Uttar Pradesh and 1.5 lakh to other places and this trend is continuing. However, with the opening of business, there has been some reduction.
Interviewed through Structured Questionnaire Pres
In his speech, Dr. Sandhu presented statistics on the return of migrant workers to Punjab. PCMA President Dr. Ashwani Bhalla presented the results of his survey on migrant workers to experts for consideration. In the survey more than 867 migrant workers were interviewed from May 19 to 24 through a structured questionnaire.
74 percent satisfied and 26 percent migrants unhappy
Dr. Ashwani Bhalla said that out of 867 migrant workers, 88 percent were from business, and 12 percent from the agriculture sector.
Of these, 60 percent are from Bihar and 18 percent from the UP. And 22 percent were from other states.
In this survey, the U.S. P. Does not include samples of 2 lakh migrant workers who have returned home. Of these, 74 percent of workers expressed satisfaction with their employer during the lockdown period that they took care of us but 26 percent of migrants were unhappy and said that the manufacturers did not care.