Bihar Election 2020
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Around 450-500 people of Amathua village are out for livelihood abroad or in other states also. Every youth here has in his mind that he will have to flee for a living.
Once upon a time in Amthua village in Buxar district, which was going through a bad phase, Bhaiyya, when Shyam Lal Kushwaha, who lives here, started a placement agency to send the youth to the Gulf countries for work.
Shyam Lal had no problem finding youth for this job. Shyamlal provides training to send people abroad, in the last 30-35 years about 55 thousand people have been sent to Gulf countries. Shyam Lala, sitting in his big house in Amthua village, about 25 km away from Buxar district headquarters, says, when he was working in Mumbai, it came to mind that I have to remove poverty in my village first.
And then started sending people abroad. He says, no government will be able to create so many government jobs that everyone can be given employment.
Migration from more than 50 per cent of the houses, 80 per cent less land
According to a report, people from more than 50 percent of Bihar’s homes have to migrate abroad for their livelihood. Most households depend on money sent from outside for livelihood.
According to the report, the average age of migrating people is 32 years. 80 per cent of the migrants do not have land or less than an acre.
Prosperity in the village with out money
On entering Amathua village, there is prosperity because people who have gone abroad send money to their family, which helps them survive. The youth want them to get jobs in their own country.
The young Pradeep Kumar went to Bahrain because it was better that he was getting very little money in Patna. Pradeep, who returned from Bahrain in lockdown, says, no big company wants to come to Bihar, so it is a compulsion to go out. Leaders get votes on caste religion.
Returned in lockdown, now passed through debt
Like Amathua, many migrant laborers will be found in the villages of Bihar, who returned to lockdown time and are living with debt due to lack of work. Ramu Singh, who lives in Qatar, says, now if you get a chance to go out, look ahead. The government said they would give ration but nothing was found.