Vikas Kumar (32), a supervisor in Tegh Knitting Private Limited in Sonepat, migrated from Kanpur 15 years ago. Unable to afford higher education himself, he wanted to provide the best education possible for his daughter, Divyanshi. He earns around ₹15,000 a month from his 12-hour shift, but Vikas’ dream is now under threat. The factory recently issued a closure notice. It will shut down in two months because of a sharp decline in demand for its products. Rakesh (48), has four chil