articles by Sandeep Kumar Meel

India

Drought in Rajasthan: From unemployment to school dropouts, Barmer sees exodus for works as crops fail

Barmer is reeling under what is claimed to be the severest drought of the decade as rains have evaded the district for the fifth consecutive year.

India

Drought in Rajasthan: Migrants live on fringes as exodus to southern, eastern regions leaves behind elderly

The Rajasthan government has fixed the minimum wage at Rs 213 per day, but migrant labourers are often exploited and paid less than half the minimum wage.