The Pandemic Year: How India saw its greatest internal exodus

India's lockdown during the pandemic brought untold miseries to the working-class people. After the lockdown was announced on March 23,2020, hundred and thousands of migrants began to leave the big cities trying to go back to their villages. This for the first time in the history of India that such large-scale internal migration was noticed. It was also for the first time that the country witnessed the overwhelming number of migrants who work in our cities. About 36% of India's population comprises migrant workers. But within this, there are two large groups, women and unskilled laborers. When the lockdown was announced, these two categories of migrants were the most affected.