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Locking down the country in March, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unwittingly triggered acute unemployment and mass migration. "We will die poor," said one migrant who struggled to return home.   © Reuters
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India's migrant exodus foreshadows an economic crisis

Modi's lockdown hit the poorest hard. His recovery plan may leave millions more behind

MEGHA BAHREE, Contributing writer | India

NEW DELHI -- Chiles and dried mango powder have helped Govind Jogi swallow handfuls of plain boiled rice -- the only food on which he and his wife have survived these past two months.

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