The state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana was bifurcated in the year 2014. With the loss of capital city Hyderabad to Telangana state, the state of Andhra Pradesh is in the process of building a new capital city Amaravati by re-visualizing development in its three regions. As a result, Andhra Pradesh is experiencing large scale acquisition of land in the three regions (south, north coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema) for the purpose of new capital city Amaravati, special economic zones (SEZ), power plants (solar, wind, nuclear), pharma cities, airports, mineral extraction, new ports, information technology (IT) parks and other commercial  and residential projects. In addition, the decline of agricultural incomers, severe droughts, non-incorporation of local labour in the industrial and developmental projects in each region have further pushed the workers into several informal employment both in rural and urban areas, resulting in precarious, insecure and vulnerable situations. This complex situation has led to an unprecedented scale of involuntary migration and various forms of intense exploitation forms of transit labour in all three regions. Read more

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