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Day-wage casual laborers and agents offering employment gather at the Bara Birwa labour post in Lucknow. Those who are lucky enough to find work can expect to earn Rs.130 to Rs.150 per day. A lack of employment opportunities and caste discrimination that denies people access to land and social secutiy measures fuels labour migration - much of it seasonal - from poor rural areas across Uttar Pradesh - and beyond - to cities like Lucknow. Many of these migrants end up undertaking poor-paying and insecure work on construction sites in cities like lucknow.

Photo: Tom Pietrasik
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. India
March 3rd 2011
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Day-wage casual laborers and agents offering employment gather at the Bara Birwa labour post in Lucknow.  Those who are lucky enough to find work can expect to earn Rs.130 to Rs.150 per day. A lack of employment opportunities and caste discrimination that denies people access to land and social secutiy measures fuels labour migration - much of it seasonal - from poor rural areas across Uttar Pradesh - and beyond - to cities like Lucknow. Many of these migrants end up undertaking poor-paying and insecure work on construction sites in cities like lucknow.  <br />
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Photo: Tom Pietrasik<br />
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. India<br />
March 3rd 2011