The data for this research was collected through the archives listed below. It was also collected from interviews of migrants and migrant labourers, living in Vapi, Surat, Ahmedabad and Lucknow during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The interviews were conducted in person as well as over phone  (In two cases, information about migrants were obtained from a mediate source, over phone calls). Wherever possible, a  questionnaire was adhered to. In all cases, ethical guidelines were followed.

The information was used to present an idea of the lives of migrant workers, during the government-mandated nation-wide lockdown implemented as of 24th March. This was done in the context of vast mobilization of labourers across the country during this period.

Some of the graphs used in the deck were plotted using Datawrapper (a data visualization tool) and the relevant data sets were sourced from the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Our World in Data, an online publication.

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