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Experiencing Welfare in India: Policies for Migrant Workers in Real Estate Industry of Lucknow (U.P.)


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1 Professor, Department of Political Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
4 Professor, Department of Political Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India
     

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Globalisation has produced both opportunities and challenges and the precarities of migrant labour in India’s real estate sector is a case in point. The industry is one of the largest seasonal employment providers in the country. The present study investigates the position of seasonally employed construction workers in Lucknow’s (the capital city of the State of Uttar Pradesh, India) real estate industry and the outreach of policies designed for the welfare of these workers. The central research problem that it addresses is that while welfare policies for the migrant workers are an institutional response to manage socio-economic adversities emanating from real estate sector, these programs suffer from a serious lack of implementation.

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Globalisation, Migrant Workers, Welfare, Real Estate Sector, State.
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Authors

Shashi Kant Pandey
Professor, Department of Political Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India
Siddhartha Mukerji
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India
Henrik Berglund
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
Sartik Bagh
Professor, Department of Political Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India

Abstract


Globalisation has produced both opportunities and challenges and the precarities of migrant labour in India’s real estate sector is a case in point. The industry is one of the largest seasonal employment providers in the country. The present study investigates the position of seasonally employed construction workers in Lucknow’s (the capital city of the State of Uttar Pradesh, India) real estate industry and the outreach of policies designed for the welfare of these workers. The central research problem that it addresses is that while welfare policies for the migrant workers are an institutional response to manage socio-economic adversities emanating from real estate sector, these programs suffer from a serious lack of implementation.

Keywords


Globalisation, Migrant Workers, Welfare, Real Estate Sector, State.

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