Bowled Over by Bhutan - 2007

The workers are paid $2.00 a day and given only bamboo mats with which to construct

their flimsy shelters. No food allowance is given as well as no health care or education

for the young children who accompany their parents. The contracts are usually for 10

months after which time, the Indians must go back home. They are not offered any

means by which to seek Bhutanese citizenship. The women work as hard as the men, often

with very young children in tow along the roadsides where they seem in imminent danger

of being run over. The basic work is the creation of gravel by smashing larger

boulders and rocks.

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