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Chair is on a visit to attend a seminar on return migration organized by the Africa Institute for Research in Economics and Social Sciences at  Mohammed VI Polytechnic University campus in Rabat, Morocco during February 2-3.

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Our Founder President Dr. K.C. Zachariah departed us on 17th January 2023. 

Chair is part of both Jharkhand Migration Survey 2023 (10000 households) and Odisha Migration Survey 2023 (15000 households)

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Migration has been Good for Humanity

Published on July 20, 2021

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Migration had been there even before Covid, but what Covid triggered was not a migration crisis. Covid created a health crisis. It was we who created the migration crisis. Our flawed policies converted this health crisis into a migration crisis. The underlying logic behind the lockdown was that by controlling the movement of people, we could curb the
spread of the virus.

The first step is to recognise their existence. Unless you identify a problem, you cannot solve it.

Ever since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a tussle between saving ‘lives’ or ‘livelihood’. I have always called for ‘unlocking’ because my concern has been livelihoods while doctors were concerned about lives.