Approximately 3,50,000 lakh headload workers are employed in different markets and trading complexes across Tamil Nadu. The Koyambedu market complex in Chennai is Asia's largest perishable goods market, where over 5,000 headload workers are employed in loading and unloading of goods. With most of them being not included in the welfare boards, they allege that no one including the government is concerned about them. Further, the COVID-19 induced lockdown has added to the worsening working conditions. NewsClick presents a ground report.