'Not Getting Work Here'
Updated: Oct 12, 2022
Q: When did you return to the village and how did you come?
Beneficiary: I came back here in the first week of June via Shramik Train.
Q: Were you screened at the railway station or by the Gram Panchayat representative? Were you transferred to an institutional quarantine facility or asked to self-isolate at home?
Beneficiary: I was not screened at the railway station but I stayed in an institutional quarantine facility for 14 days before moving back home.
Q: Have you been registered for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)? Have you begun work and received any remuneration?
Beneficiary: No, I have not been registered under MGNREGS, and so I am not getting any work here.
Q: What are your means for earning a livelihood now that you are back in your village?
Beneficiary: I am farming my land, but it is not enough to feed the whole family.
This interview was conducted in Gaya, Bihar in Hindi on 15 July 2020, and has been translated.