Unpaid, Hungry and Helpless: MSME Workers In Crisis

When the government declares that it expects all the employers to pay full wages to their employees during the lockdown, it is completely ignoring the fact that 83% of the unorganised labourers don't have an identifiable employer. Meanwhile, the owners of MSMEs – Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, for whom the a large portion of the rest of labourers work, don't have the capacity to pay their wages without getting any work done for months.

First published in Newsclick. Video courtesy Karwan-e-Mohabbat.