India has a population of 1.2 billion people and over the next few years will overtake China to become the most populated country on planet Earth. Over the last decade India’s GDP growth rates have been amongst the best in the world and is predicted to grow at between 7 to 10 % per annum over the next few years. During the last two decades the respective Governments of India have embraced the philosophy of financial, educational and healthcare inclusivity for all Indians. Technology has been adopted and the penetration of mobile phones as well as adoption of 4G and 5G is making knowledge accessible.
However, one large segment of the country is still excluded from this GDP growth and continues to languish behind caught in the perpetual cycle of economic entrapment with their children having virtually no education. This is the domestic, migrant workers and their children and families. The total population of domestic workers and migrant workers, and their families is close to between 250 million to 300 million
There is no accurate data to capture this. This community fundamentally has been one of the pillars to help India achieve its economic and developmental miracle but as a community they themselves are stuck and the mercy of their employers without any focused Government policy framework to enable their inclusion in the formal economy.