"As per Census 2011, out of total 86 million migrants from east Indian states, 76 million were women. Majority of them join informal sector, several of them are home based workers. It is difficult to ascertain their number as required data on migrant workers in informal sector is largely unavailable. Data on short-term migrants, who mostly work in informal sector, is also not available. Besides, ‘reason-for-migration’ statistic in Census misses to recognise women migrant workers."
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