Sanjiv Phansalkar
Sanjiv Phansalkar is associated closely with Transform Rural India Foundation. He was earlier a faculty member at the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). Phansalkar is a fellow of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. Views are personal.
March 26, 2020

Urgent government intervention needed for migrants in transit

With the countrywide lockdown to arrest spread of COVID-19, migrant workers who started returning home from destination sites are caught in borders with scant amenities. Government needs to intervene to ensure safe passage

February 10, 2020

स्थानीय आजीविकाओं से शोषणकारी श्रम-तस्करी पर लगा अंकुश

गरीब ग्रामीणों को बंधुआ प्रवासी मजदूर बनने से रोकने के लिए, ओडिशा सरकार को, बिचौलियों से मुक्ति और बेहतर मजदूरी के साथ ग्रामीण रोजगार गारंटी कार्यक्रम सम्बंधी नए प्रयासों को मजबूत बनाना होगा।

December 16, 2019

Local livelihoods curb exploitative labor trafficking

To stop poor villagers from becoming bonded migrant labor, the Odisha government needs to strengthen latest steps to cut out middlemen and boost the rural jobs guarantee program with higher wages

May 10, 2019
As per Odisha government’s directive, schools near brick kilns enroll migrant workers’ children like Laxmi Bag (Photo by Rakhi Ghosh)

Migrant children get a shot at continuing education

A scheme by the Odisha government has enabled children of migrant workers to continue their education at destination sites, preventing child labor and ensuring continuity in education