An economy shouldered by destitutes

Yet another reminder that a good part of our so-called progress and economic boom is shouldered by destitutes – the story in The Hindu about the exploitation of migrant construction workers in our cities, right under our noses, under the watch of governments, as well as myriad rights activists. And its unlikely to get any better, since the construction industry is made up largely of unskilled workers – 82% of the workforce in the sector in 2005.

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