Migration of labour to industries: Critical analysis of ramifications


Shruti Bhogal and Gian Singh



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2015, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : ( 715) Last page : ( 723)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2015.00079.7

Migration of labour to industries: critical analysis Of ramifications

Bhogal Shruti*, Singh Gian**
*Research Fellow, Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab. Email:

**Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002

JEL Classification: J15, J70, J60, J61, J70, J80

Online published on 6 August, 2015.

The present paper highlights the status of industrial migrant labourers in the industries of Ludhiana city. Keen to settle in the city, usually to avert a poverty stricken life, these labourers adopt local cultural and religious practices after migrating so as to be accepted and recognised as a part of the local society. Despite being vulnerable to discrimination they continue to work which exhibits their helplessness and desperation to earn money. The meagre amount of monthly saving highlights the plight of these labourers and their families back home that are dependent on the petty savings. However, migration also has a meaningful flip side as the migrants experienced an improvement in their economic status after migration.