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Migrant exodus hits construction industry

May 15, 2020 15:02 IST

120 million people have lost their jobs in the last 2 months of which 60 million were migrant labourers who were construction workers. As migrant labourers now walk thousands of kilometres to reach home, weary from the COVID-19 lockdown, what will happen to construction activities which contribute almost 7% to India's GDP?