Impact of COVID-19 on Migrant Bhariyas In Darjeeling Town

Author(s): Ambika Rai

Year of Publication: 2022

Published by: CESLAM

This paper looks at the socio-economic impact of the pandemic on Nepali migrants working as porters in and around the Himalayan town of Darjeeling. It seeks to understand their coping mechanisms during the time of the pandemic and thereafter. It also aims to understand the pattern of their movement across the Nepal-India border, particularly between Nepal and Darjeeling town, focusing on any changes wrought in their migration pattern. 

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