19. junij, 2020
Real estate agent says foreign workers living in overcrowded hovels are often left homeless
Kolkata: More than 200 foreign workers are living in slums, according to a new report released today by th인천출장안마e National Association of Home Builders.
According to the latest government survey, 2,527 migrants have moved to the city from the north-west to work as housebuilders or labourers or as domestic helpers.
This is a record for the country.
The report said these migrants have no real economic opportunity, and the demand for their services is also declining sharply.
Many are still sleeping in the street as they do not have a roof over their heads or food to eat. Many are living in poor conditions and are not able to work in the evenings.
“They can’t go to the shops and earn any money,” said Dutta Lal, secretary general of the National Association of Home Builders. “I don’t understand how the home builders are going around taking foreigners.”
In fact, Dutta Lal said, a lot of the new migrant workers lack proper documentation. As a result, the report says the only way to know if they can stay in a place is to make enquiries.
For many workers, home builders offer low wages and are not recognised by immigration authorities.
In the north-western part of the city of Kolkata, where the majority of migrants move to work, many are living under hovels made of bamboo and cardboard. Many have no po미션 카지노wer.
“When my housemates came into town, I just didn’t know what to do,” said an unmarried woman, whose family does not have enough money to pay her rent and also don’t have a roof over their heads.
“They’re just looking for shelter,” she said. “How ca수원출장안마n they be so cheap in a place like this, even though there is nothing to buy?”
Some are also living with young children, like the 15-year-old who died when she fell from a height in the slum near her house. “I’m hoping her brother will help her and bring her back to normalcy,” she said.
There are signs of hope in Kolkata.