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Recounting her side of the Migration Story. Aajeevika Bureau. Internal Migration in India. Source: Indian Express. Women in the migrant labour market . 12 % of the migrant workforce in Rajasthan Employed in construction, agriculture , brick-kilns, mining, & domestic work

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Aajeevika Bureau

Internal migration in india
Internal Migration in India

Source: Indian Express

Women in the migrant labour market
Women in the migrant labour market

12 % of the migrant workforce in Rajasthan

Employed in construction, agriculture, brick-kilns, mining, & domestic work

Only manual work

94 % intra-state, 54 % SC-ST

Low on education and skill, upward mobility highly limited

Face significant wage discrimination (Rs. 135/242 for male workers)

Poor access to basic amenities & healthcare

A trend to note
A Trend to note !

  • Women as commuter labour

  • In construction sector, as daily wage laborer

  • Two age brackets (18-20) or 30 plus.

  • Travel 20-30 km daily by bus

  • 16-18 hour work-days

  • Irregular work, low wages, frequent abuse, harassment

  • Poor facilities at labornakas

Compromised access to healthcare
Compromised access to healthcare

Scattered farm habitations and unfamiliar social setting leads to isolation & poor access to health care

As per AB survey in Idar farms, 30% women pregnant, but without ANC;

No access to JSY, institutional delivery facilities, return to the source

Families back home
Families back home

Women fending for family, managing household chores

Erratic cash flows, serious cash deficits

Compromised access to public entitlements and resources

Bearing increased health burden

Migration Services & Solutions offered by Aajeevika

2 states, 9 districts, 8 centers

Enabling entitlements strengthening support systems
Enabling Entitlements & strengthening support systems

119 groups, 3865 families linked through the initiative, 9431 government service linkages (PDS, MGNREGS, Pension and more), 5787 health linkages

Promoting women worker collectives
Promoting Women Worker Collectives

  • Workers from construction, mining, brick-kiln and farms

  • Awareness on minimum wages, labor rights

  • Social security linkages and skill up-gradation

Aajeevika bureau
Aajeevika Bureau


  • Aajeevika is an institutional response to the high incidence of migration among the rural poor. It seeks to provide comprehensive services to help reduce hardship for migrants and their families and render migration into a more positive opportunity. The organization was established in 2005 and is based in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It works in the Southern Rajasthan-Gujarat migration corridor, and runs walk-in resource centers called ShramikSahayataevamSandarbhaKendraswhich offer a wide range of services to migrant workers and their families.

2 states, 8 centers

Aajeevika Bureau, 2, PaneriUpvan, Street no: 3, Bedla road, Udaipur, Rajasthan, E-mail: [email protected], Ph: +91-294- 2454092/2454429