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Draft National Migrant Labour Policy: NITI Aayog

Draft National Migrant Labour Policy:

NITI Aayog, along with a working subgroup of officials and members of civil society, has prepared a draft National Migrant Labour policy.

  • Earlier in December 2020, the Indian government decided to create a database of migrant workers, including workers in the informal economy.
  • Migration is the movement of people away from their usual place of residence, across either internal (within country) or international (across countries) borders.
  • The latest government data on migration comes from the 2011 Census. As per the Census, India had 45.6 crore migrants in 2011 (38% of the population) compared to 31.5 crore migrants in 2001 (31% of the population).