Dhubri: Lakhs of migrants were left in the lurch, with no jobs or incomes when lockdown was imposed end of March with a just a few hours of warning.
Since then, more than 2.85 lakh people, significantly migrant workers, returned to Assam from across India until 27 June, and this figure does not include those returning from other northeastern states.
During this time, more tragedy struck the state when heavy rains flooded the region, inundating crop lands. Families of several of these migrants now live in makeshift tin houses in the floodplains around the Brahmaputra river, known as char areas.
They struggle to make ends meet as their farmlands keep getting submerged and they have to keep moving from one char to another.
ThePrint’s Angana Chakrabarti and Yimkumla Longkumer travelled to a remote area of the district of Dhubri to meet the families of some of these migrant workers.
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