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RESEARCH AND STUDY

Action Research is an integral part of CLRA’s praxis. Before conceptualizing any intervention, the Centre believes that there is an essential need to document and map the material conditions of the workers. This would contribute in formulating a deep understanding of the grounded realities of the workers, their socio- economic and ethico-cultural sphere. The research undertaken by CLRA has contributed in the organization’s work intensively to promote the rights of seasonal migration for more than a decade in the western part of India. For decades western India has been experiencing migration across various unorganised sectors such as the agricultural farm labour, construction and building, factory units, brick kilns. The informality in these sectors ensure that the sectors thrive and prosper, while the working and living conditions of their workers is invisibilized. The informal characteristic of these sectors persists due to the very lack of data and information about the workers, their working conditions and employment arrangements, the undignified living conditions in the destination of work, violation of their labour and human rights. CLRA has been working to research, investigate, document and map the seasonal migrant workers across various sectors along the migration streams for more than a decade CLRA. Every year the Centre undertakes research exercises and publishes multiple studies and media articles focused on bringing forth the conditions of the workers in various streams to highlight the issues and challenges that concern the seasonal migrant workers.

CLRA’S RESEARCH REPORTS

TITLE

YEAR

MEDIUM OF STUDY

ORGANIZATION

TYPE

CHILD LABOUR IN COTTONSEED PRODUCTION

2008

ENGLISH

DAKSHINI RAJASTHAN MAZDOOR UNION

STUDY REPORT

SITUATION OF TRIBAL MIGRANT LABORERS OF SABARKANTHA AND BANASKANTHA DISTRICTS OF  NORTH GUJARAT

2009

ENGLISH

BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE CENTRE ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE CAMPUS NAVARANGPURA, AHMEDABAD

STUDY REPORT

CONDITION OF BRICK KILN WORKERS

2009

ENGLISH

PCLRA

PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT

SITUATION ANALYSIS OF CONSTRUCTION LABOUR MARKET OF AHMEDABAD CITY 2009

2009

ENGLISH

BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE CENTRE ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE CAMPUS NAVARANGPURA, AHMEDABAD

STUDY REPORT

MIGRATION SURVEY ALIRAJPUR-1

2010

HINDI

PCLRA

STUDY REPORT

MIGRATION SURVEY ALIRAJPUR-2

2010

HINDI

PCLRA

STUDY REPORT

PRIMARY SURVEY REPORT OF MIGRANT LABOUR IN MASTURI VIKAS KHAND DISTRICT BILASPUR, CHATTISGARH

2010

HINDI

PCLRA

STUDY REPORT

HEALTH REPORT OF BRICK KILN WORKERS 2009-2010

2010

ENGLISH

PCLRA

STUDY REPORT

HORROR OF WHITE CLOUDS – ACCIDENTS IN COTTON GINNING FACTORIES

2011

ENGLISH

PCLRA

STUDY REPORT

WAGE LABOUR ATLAS OF BRICK KILN WORKERS OF GUJARAT

2012

ENGLISH

PCLRA

STUDY REPORT

SURAT MIGRATION REPORT

2012

ENGLISH

DHAS GRAMIN VIKAS KENDRA KHEDUT MAZDOOR CHETNA SANGATH

STUDY REPORT

A BITTER HARVEST : SEASONAL MIGRANT SUGARCANE HARVESTING WORKERS IN SOUTH GUJARAT

2017

ENGLISH

PCLRA

STUDY REPORT

THEY LEAVE THEIR HOMES TO BUILD OURS: ISSUE AND PERSPECTIVE OF MIGRANT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN SURAT

2018

ENGLISH

PCLRA

STUDY REPORT

HERE HOPE HAS NO ADDRESS - PROCEEDINGS OF NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON HOUSING FOR MIGRANT WORKERS

2019

ENGLISH

CLRA

REPORT

DEVELOPMENTS FORGOTTEN CHILDREN: CHILD LABOUR IN BT. COTTONSEED PRODUCTION IN NORTH GUJARAT AND SOUTH RAJASTHAN

2019

ENGLISH

CLRA

STUDY REPORT

NEGLECTED: AGRICULTURAL LABOUR IN 21ST CENTURY INDIA

2019

ENGLISH

CLRA

STUDY REPORT

ANATOMY OF DRUDGERY : WORK CONDITIONS IN INDUSTRIES AROUND KADI TOWN AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIONS BY WORKERS 

2019

ENGLISH

CLRA

STUDY REPORT

FINDINGS RECOMMENDATIONS FROM RAPID ASSESSMENT

2020

ENGLISH

CLRA IN COLLABORATION WITH INHAF

STUDY REPORT

LIVING AT WORKSITES POLICY AND GOVERNANCE FOR MIGRANT WORKER HOUSING IN AHMEDABAD’S CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

2020

ENGLISH

PCLRA IN COLLABORATION WITH CEPT UNIVERSITY

STUDY REPORT

FOOTLOOSE IN FARMS - A STUDY ON THE TRIBAL MIGRANT AGRICULTURE WORKERS

2020

ENGLISH

CLRA

STUDY REPORT

FOOTLOOSE IN FARMS - A STUDY ON THE TRIBAL MIGRANT AGRICULTURE WORKERS 

2020

HINDI 

CLRA

STUDY REPORT

FOOTLOOSE IN FARMS - A STUDY ON THE TRIBAL MIGRANT AGRICULTURE WORKERS

2020

GUJARATI

CLRA

STUDY REPORT

CRAMMED AND BUNDLED UNDER CLOTH: WORKING CONDITIONS OF TEXTILE OF WORKERS IN SURAT 

2020

GUJARATI

CLRA

STUDY REPORT

CRAMMED BUNDLED UNDER CLOTH: WORKING CONDITIONS OF TEXTILE WORKERS IN SURAT

2020

ENGLISH

CLRA

STUDY REPORT

ERGONOMIC  STUDY ON SUGARCANE HARVESTING WORKERS IN SOUTH GUJARAT

2021

ENGLISH

CLRA IN COLLABORATION WITH IIT-BOMBAY

STUDY REPORT

SEEDS OF OPPRESSION : WAGE SHARECROPPING IN BT. COTTONSEED PRODUCTION IN GUJARAT, INDIA

2021

ENGLISH

CLRA IN COLLABORATION WITH ARISA, THE NETHERLANDS

STUDY REPORT

AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN FAIRTRADE CERTIFIED COTTON FARMS

2021

ENGLISH

CLRA

STUDY REPORT

FRUIT OF LABOUR : MIGRANT WORKERS IN THE VINEYARDS OF NASHIK, MAHARASHTRA

2021

ENGLISH

CLRA

STUDY REPORT

FRUIT OF LABOUR : MIGRANT WORKERS IN THE VINEYARDS OF NASHIK, MAHARASHTRA

2021

HINDI

CLRA

STUDY REPORT

VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY (WITH A FOCUS ON SOUTH GUJARAT)2021ENGLISHCLRASTUDY REPORT

MEDIA ARTICLES

RELOCATION IN KUTCH: BRIDGING OLD FAULT LINES

06-JUL-01

ENGLISH

ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLY, VOL. 36, NO. 26

JOURNAL ARTICLE

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ELECTRICITY THEFT IN RURAL RAJASTHAN: A CASE STUDY FROM RAJASTHAN

12-18 FEBRUARY 2005

ENGLISH

ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLY, VOL. 40, NO. 7

JOURNAL ARTICLE

SUGARCANE HARVESTERS IN SOUTH GUJARAT ARE TRAPPED IN BONDAGE, ONE GENERATION AFTER ANOTHER

15-MAY-18

ENGLISH

NEWSCLICK

MEDIA ARTICLE

THE BONDED SUGARCANE HARVESTERS OF SOUTH GUJARAT

19-MAY-18

ENGLISH

THE WIRE

MEDIA ARTICLE

BUDGET 2019: PENSION SCHEME FOR UNORGANISED WORKERS IS YET ANOTHER ILLUSION

02-FEB-19

ENGLISH

THE WIRE

MEDIA ARTICLE

MORE THAN HALF OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN SURAT ARE HOMELESS

12-MAY-19

ENGLISH

NEWSCLICK

MEDIA ARTICLE

GUJARAT: MIGRANT SUGARCANE HARVESTERS ARE FORCED TO WORK THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

16-APR-20

ENGLISH

THE WIRE

MEDIA ARTICLE

ROOTED IN MISTRUST? COVID-19’S MARCH INTO RURAL INDIA IS A VERY DIFFERENT BALL GAME

28-MAY-21

ENGLISH

COUNTERVIEW

MEDIA ARTICLE

NOT SCHEMES BUT BASIC SECURITY: WHAT THE SC JUDGMENT ON MIGRANT WORKERS OVERLOOKS

01-JUL-21

ENGLISH

THE WIRE

MEDIA ARTICLE