"How much would a flat in that building cost? One crore?" "Each flat would have five rooms at least? How many people share a flat anyway?" Questions from migrant construction workers from Nabarangpur, India's poorest district, in Odisha as they spend a Sunday evening appreciating a high-rise apartment complex they are helping take shape. The contractor’s men visited their village and promised Rs.300, but they now get paid Rs.270 for a 12-hour workday that starts at 6AM. Hyderabad, August 23, 2015. - #Raiyatnama #MigrantWorkers #ConstructionWorkers #Odisha #Nabarangpur #Covid19 #Migration #UrbanMigration #RuralExodus #MigrantsOnTheRoad
Credit: @natgeo • • Photo by Matthieu Paley @paleyphoto / Ulaanbaatar’s Dari Ekh neighborhood is crowded with migrants from the countryside, nomadic herders who come to Mongolia’s capital seeking education and jobs. Living in simple houses or round tents called gers, with inadequate or no electricity, they burn coal to keep warm through the harsh winters. One study found that children in the capital had 40 percent lower lung function than rural kids—a red flag for long-term health problems.This is the opening image of a global story titled “The Deadly cost of Dirty Air” that appears in the April edition of National Geographic magazine. For more insights into our world, follow @paleyphoto #airpollution #mongoliairpollution #coal #Ulaanbaatar #urbanmigration
Photo by Matthieu Paley @paleyphoto / Ulaanbaatar’s Dari Ekh neighborhood is crowded with migrants from the countryside, nomadic herders who come to Mongolia’s capital seeking education and jobs. Living in simple houses or round tents called gers, with inadequate or no electricity, they burn coal to keep warm through the harsh winters. One study found that children in the capital had 40 percent lower lung function than rural kids—a red flag for long-term health problems.This is the opening image of a global story titled “The Deadly cost of Dirty Air” that appears in the April edition of National Geographic magazine. For more insights into our world, follow @paleyphoto #airpollution #mongoliairpollution #coal #Ulaanbaatar #urbanmigration Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.