The migrants of India are showing desperation to get back to their villages which is not at all surprising for Abhijit Banerjee. Due to the imposed lockdown because of novel corona virus, there is a sense of uncertainty ,and the migrants are running out of resources so their desperation is justified, thinks Mr Banerjee. Abhijit Banerjee is not surprised to see the reaction of the Indian migrants, he mentioined this in an interview. " They might have some resources to survive". said the Nobel Laureate.
"The economic pressures are obvious. At home, they all might have some land and other resources to survive. A lot of these people, they send money home so, they don't really have much to fall back on. Construction sites provide them a place to stay and now that they are closed, I don't know where they are going to stay," Abhijit Banerjee said.
He also added that the rules on the ground are not clear which created a panic among the migrants. "I think it's very important that the states, Central signal that it's our job to take care of you if the businesses are closed," .